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verb (used with object)
  1. to provide with a new seat or new seats.
  2. to seat again.
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Origin of reseat

First recorded in 1630–40; re- + seat
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Historical Examples

  • I think I shall have to get some one to reseat my pantaloons.'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863


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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for reseat


verb (tr)
  1. to show (a person) to a new seat
  2. to put a new seat on (a chair, etc)
  3. to provide new seats for (a hall, theatre, etc)
  4. 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.

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