When you reset something, you start it over again or adjust it. If you accidentally set your alarm to go off at 3:00 am, you'll have to sleepily reset it for 7:00 am.

You may like to reset your car's odometer before starting a long trip, so you can keep track of your gas mileage. Or, you might tend to reset your alarm clock on the weekends, so it wakes you later. You can also reset many electronics by essentially making them go back to zero, or to a starting point: "I need to reset my cellphone to the original factory settings."

Definitions of reset

v set anew

Type of:
define, determine, fix, limit, set, specify
decide upon or fix definitely

v adjust again after an initial failure

Type of:
adjust, correct, set
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

v set to zero

reset instruments and dials”
Type of:
set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

n device for resetting instruments or controls

Type of:
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

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