reset

[v. ree-set; n. ree-set]
verb (used with object), reset, resetting.
1.
to set again: to reset an alarm clock.
2.
to set back the odometer on (an auto or other vehicle) to a lower reading: a used-car dealer charged with resetting his cars.
verb (used without object), reset, resetting.
3.
to become set again: The alarm bell resets automatically.
noun
4.
the act of resetting.
5.
that which is reset.
6.
a plant which is replanted.
7.
a device used in resetting an instrument or control mechanism.

Origin:
1645–55; re- + set

resettable, adjective
resetter, noun
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reset1
 
vb , -sets, -setting, -set
1.  to set again (a broken bone, matter in type, a gemstone, etc)
2.  to restore (a gauge, dial, etc) to zero
3.  Also: clear to restore (the contents of a register or similar device) in a computer system to zero
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of setting again
5.  a thing that is set again
6.  a plant that has been recently transplanted
7.  a device for resetting instruments, controls, etc
 
re'setter1
 
n

reset2
 
vb , -sets, -setting, -set
1.  to receive or handle goods knowing they have been stolen
 
n
2.  the receiving of stolen goods
 
[C14: from Old French receter, from Latin receptāre, from recipere to receive]
 
re'setter2
 
n

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Example sentences
Or, to make people behave more safely, you have to reset their risk thermostats.
The connection went down once but was quickly reset.
When their production begins to decline, they are starved for a week or two to
  reset their biological clocks.
All evidence indicates that the neuron does not reset.
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