reseat

verb
re·​seat | \ ˌrē-ˈsēt How to pronounce reseat (audio) \
reseated; reseating; reseats

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 seat entry 1 sense 5b) The customer reseated the cartridges and the printer started working.— Alex Cranz

Examples of reseat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At which point, the flight attendant will probably scold him for you, and possibly even reseat you. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2022 The prosecution challenged the exclusions as discriminatory, but the judge declined to reseat anyone, saying the defense gave ‘’race neutral’' reasons for their choices and that under Georgia law that was enough. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Upholding the defense’s strikes, Judge Timothy Walmsley echoed that the court cannot reseat jurors because of a racial imbalance. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 But any passenger can politely request gate agents to potentially reseat them in an empty (or less full) aisle prior to boarding their flight. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 8 June 2021 The incident caused a disruption in the cabin, with crew having to reseat surrounding passengers. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 25 May 2021 American Airlines and United Airlines have both started reseating customers to create social distance when seats are available. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 17 Apr. 2020 Instead of reseating him, the attendant called the airport police, who ushered Palomino and the aggressive passenger off the plane. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2019 Instead of reseating him, the attendant called the airport police, who ushered Palomino and the aggressive passenger off the plane. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of reseat

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Reseat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reseat. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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