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

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Luh was reseated, and believed the airline would contact the authorities regarding her complaint, the News Sentinel reports. Fox News, "Delta passenger sues airline, claims crew didn't detain passenger who sexually assaulted her on flight," 28 Sep. 2018 Remove the wheel and reseat it, and the problem could easily get worse. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 And, combined with the through-axle design mentioned above, reseating the wheel always brings everything back into perfect alignment. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 Much to my disappointment, call buttons started going off as people requested to be reseated. WSJ, "Flying United? Separation of Families Hurts," 19 Sep. 2018 Flight attendants reseated her in the front of the plane, and one crew member questioned Rezapour. Gene Johnson, Fox News, "Prosecutors file charges in 2 sex assault cases on airplanes," 30 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of reseat

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reseat was in 1606

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