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 American Airlines and United Airlines have both started reseating customers to create social distance when seats are available. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "EasyJet Considering Leaving the Middle Seat Open in a Post-Coronavirus World," 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, "Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.," 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, "Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.," 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, "Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.," 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, "Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.," 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, "Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.," 14 Nov. 2019 Instead of reseating him, the attendant called the airport police, who ushered Palomino and the aggressive passenger off the plane. Anchorage Daily News, "Stuck with an annoying airline seatmate? Here’s what you can do about it.," 17 Nov. 2019 Crews swept up debris in areas that had flooded, picked up fallen tree limbs and reseated manhole covers that had been pushed about by the flood waters. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Lightning strike starts fire at West Hartford home," 8 Aug. 2019

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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 3 Jul. 2020.

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