reseat

verb re·seat \ ˌrē-ˈsēt \
Updated on: 15 Feb 2018

Definition of reseat

transitive verb
: to seat (someone or something) again: such as
a : to cause or help (someone) to be seated again
  • I stood gazing at him awhile … and then reseated myself at my desk.
  • —Herman Melville
  • … the standard company procedure is, whenever one passenger complains about another, to either reseat one of the passengers [=move one of the passengers to a different seat] or investigate further.
  • —Chris Matyszczyk
b : to fit (something, such as a part of a machine) back into or on a seat (see 1seat 5b)
  • The customer reseated the cartridges and the printer started working.
  • —Alex Cranz

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First Known Use of reseat

1606


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