re·seat | \ˌrē-ˈsēt \
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

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Following the 2018-19 season, UK will reseat all season ticket holders in the upper level, even the end zone sections that will retain bleachers. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Renovations will improve comfort at Rupp Arena but put attendance streak at risk," 25 May 2018 The girl was immediately reseated in another area of the airplane. Elliott Hester,, "Keeping passengers safe from aircraft predators," 4 Feb. 2018 As all this happened before the plane took off, flight attendants could have reseated the man or escorted him off the plane. Anchorage Daily News, "Are businesses responsible for protecting customers from sexual harassment by other clients?," 25 Dec. 2017 Simon was given a $500 voucher and reseated in row 11, Economy Plus. Susan Carroll, Houston Chronicle, "Woman accuses United of giving her seat to Houston's Shelia Jackson Lee," 23 Dec. 2017 At some points the Seattle Symphony Chorale could have used a little more cuing, however, particularly when the singers were required to rise and then reseat again. Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Symphony’s ‘Messiah’ inspires hallelujahs," 16 Dec. 2017

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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