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verb [transitive]     reset pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    to press a special button or to make changes so that a machine will work again or work in a different way
    1. a.
      to change the time or number on a clock or other piece of equipment

      She reset the alarm for 7.30.

  2. 2
    to put a broken bone back into the correct position


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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