reset etymology

English word reset comes from English set, English re-

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Detailed word origin of reset

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set English (eng) (UK, education) To divide a class group in a subject according to ability (of hair) Fixed in a certain style.. Fixed in one’s opinion.. Fixed in position.. Intent, determined (to do something).. Prearranged.. Ready, prepared.. Rigid, solidified. (Scotland) To suit; to become.. (ambitransitive) To fit music to words.. (ambitransitive) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.. [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
reset English (eng) To adjust again after an initial failure.. To set back to the initial state.. To set to zero.

Words with the same origin as reset

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule resign resort rethink retire rewind rewrite