Rehearse Re*hearse", v. i. To recite or repeat something for practice. ``There will we rehearse.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rehearse — Re*hearse (r?*h?rs ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rehearsed} ( h?rst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rehearsing}.] [OE. rehercen, rehersen, OF. reherser, rehercier, to harrow over again; pref. re re + hercier to harrow, fr. herce a harrow, F. herse. See {Hearse}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rehearse — [ri hʉrs′] vt. rehearsed, rehearsing [ME rehercen < OFr rehercer, lit., to harrow again < re , again + hercer, to harrow < herce, a harrow: see HEARSE] 1. to repeat aloud as heard or read; recite 2. to tell in detail; narrate or describe …   English World dictionary

  • rehearse — index practice (train by repetition), recite, review Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rehearse — (v.) c.1300, to give an account of, from Anglo Fr. rehearser, O.Fr. rehercier to go over again, repeat, lit. to rake over, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + hercier to rake, harrow (see HEARSE (Cf. hearse)). Meaning to say o …   Etymology dictionary

  • rehearse — *relate, narrate, describe, recite, recount, state, report Analogous words: *repeat, iterate, reiterate: detail, itemize, particularize (see corresponding adjectives at CIRCUMSTANTIAL) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rehearse — [v] prepare for performance act, depict, describe, do over, drill, dry run*, experiment, go over, go through, hold a reading*, hone, iterate, learn one’s part, narrate, practice, ready, recapitulate, recite, recount, reenact, reiterate, relate,… …   New thesaurus

  • rehearse — ► VERB 1) practise (a play, piece of music, or other work) for later public performance. 2) state (a list of points that have been made many times before). ORIGIN originally in the sense «repeat aloud»: from Old French rehercier, perhaps from… …   English terms dictionary

  • rehearse — [[t]rɪhɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] rehearses, rehearsing, rehearsed 1) VERB When people rehearse a play, dance, or piece of music, they practise it in order to prepare for a performance. [V n] In his version, a group of actors are rehearsing a play about Joan… …   English dictionary

  • rehearse — v. (D; intr., tr.) to rehearse for (to rehearse for a concert) * * * [rɪ hɜːs] (D; intr., tr.) to rehearse for (to rehearse for a concert) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rehearse — verb ADVERB ▪ carefully ▪ mentally ▪ She mentally rehearsed what she would say to Jeff. PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ We re reh …   Collocations dictionary

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