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Definition of "rehearse" []

  • To practice (a part in a play, for example) in preparation for a public performance. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct in rehearsal: rehearsed the orchestra. (verb-transitive)
  • To perfect or cause to perfect (an action) by repetition. See Synonyms at practice. (verb-transitive)
  • To retell or recite. (verb-transitive)
  • To list or enumerate: rehearsed her complaints in a letter. See Synonyms at describe. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rehearse" in a sentence
  • "That would suggest she needs time to 'rehearse' her policies or beliefs?"
  • "She's a hot gangly mess, twirling pompons and posing for Tareq before she heads off to "rehearse" for her half-time "performance" with the Washington Redskins alumni cheerleaders."
  • "The article focuses on imagery-rehearsal therapy, a technique where nightmare sufferers imagine how they would re-script a frightening dream, then "rehearse" it several times during the day and just before going to sleep at night."