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[ree-seet] /riˈsit/
verb (used with object)
to provide with a new seat or new seats.
to seat again.
Origin of reseat
First recorded in 1630-40; re- + seat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I think I shall have to get some one to reseat my pantaloons.'

  • Novices sometimes try to reseat a valve by the use of emery.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • Ragna stopped, but did not reseat herself, so both remained standing.


    Anna Miller Costantini
  • Count Monte Nuovo bowed and signed to her to reseat herself.

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
  • He looked up at the light shining down through the drawn curtain, and hurriedly shut it out, to reseat himself and think.

    The Man with a Shadow George Manville Fenn
  • I therefore made haste to leave in good time and to reseat myself in the machine.

  • Lagrenay rose rifle in hand, but the two Americans disarmed him, and forced him to reseat himself.

    The Missouri Outlaws

    Gustave Aimard
  • He trembled visibly and stood up, though his emotion compelled him instantly to reseat himself.

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British Dictionary definitions for reseat


verb (transitive)
to show (a person) to a new seat
to put a new seat on (a chair, etc)
to provide new seats for (a hall, theatre, etc)
to re-form the seating of (a valve)
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Word Origin and History for reseat

"to seat again," 1630s, from re- + seat (v.). Related: Reseated; reseating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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