I have a daughter who works as a host (in the old days, we would have said hostess) at a restaurant.
She seats people.
But when she comes home at the end of her workday, she tells me she sat people. “I sat a party of four.”
Actually, no. She seated a party of four.
I sit today; I sat yesterday. I seat someone today; I seated someone yesterday.
There’s a difference between sitting and seating. Sitting is what the customer does. Seating is what the host does.
And annoying the daughter by pointing out the difference is what the dad does.