Definition of reseat in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈsēt/


[with object]
1Cause (someone) to sit down again after they have risen: he reseated himself in his armchair
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  • When she returned to her table, Jarel stood, reseating her.
  • Thus was it pressed upon them that they must rebel to reseat the ancient kings on their thrones, and drive the trespassers away.
  • No sooner were we reseated in the carriage than I began a pathetic remonstrance with Mrs Damer upon the impropriety of her allowing her mad-cap of a sister to turn everything into ridicule and make a laughing stock of everybody.
1.1Cause to sit in a new position: we reseated the orchestra for each variation
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  • Although Peter explained that he had used his own judgment in not reseating the passengers, the court ruled that he had violated the ordinance and fined him five dollars or ten days in jail.
  • The plan will mean reseating for some faculty and staff ticket holders, said the athletics director.
  • Ereana reseated herself in the stables on a pile of fresh wheat, feeling utterly useless.
1.2Realign or repair (a tap, valve, or other object) in order to fit it into its correct position.
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  • Both hard drives failed to register during the boot sequence and I had to resort to reseating every connector and giving them a little ‘tap’ with my trusty hammer, in order to break the stiction.
  • I ran the test over and over, reseating the probes each time just in case I had something wrong.
  • Also, try uninstalling the card, physically reseating it (if it's removable) and reinstalling the software.
2Equip with new seats: the coaches were reseated last year to increase capacity
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  • She was a Nipmuc Indian who made a living in the early nineteenth century selling baskets and reseating flag-bottomed chairs for local white families.

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Syllabification: re·seat

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