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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehearse, practise, practice(verb)

    engage in a rehearsal (of)


  1. rehearse(Verb)

    To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.

    There's no need to rehearse the same old argument; we've heard it before, and we all agree.

  2. rehearse(Verb)

    To narrate; to relate; to tell.

    The witness rehearsed the events of the night before for the listening detectives.

  3. rehearse(Verb)

    To practice by recitation or repetition in private for experiment and improvement, prior to a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.

    The lawyer advised her client to rehearse her testimony before the trial date.

  4. rehearse(Verb)

    To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.

    The director rehearsed the cast incessantly in the days leading up to opening night, and as a result they were tired and cranky when it arrived.

  5. Origin: From rehersen, from reherser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rehearse(verb)

    to repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite

  2. Rehearse(verb)

    to narrate; to relate; to tell

  3. Rehearse(verb)

    to recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy

  4. Rehearse(verb)

    to cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal

  5. Rehearse(verb)

    to recite or repeat something for practice

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rehearse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rehearse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rehearse in a Sentence

  1. Michael Zinberg:

    The background of stand-up is when I sit down on Monday for a reading and there’s a great line, I want to do it that night, i do n’t want to wait until Friday. I was afraid we ’d over-rehearse it and it would lose that immediacy … We ’d read the script and I ’d say to Writer Michael Zinberg, ‘ I know where I can put that and that, ’ so I really have to learn are these three pages. Actors are famous for that. Brando did it. We tried an ear piece, but it was read by an assistant director, and he was totally emotionless. There was no spark in his voice so it did n’t work.

  2. Donnacha Dennehy:

    It's basically that the woman organizes her own suicide and what's even more striking about it is that she rehearses with them first, this is the thing that really kind of caught my attention, was the idea you'd have a structure where you rehearse your own death.

  3. RVM:

    Many people are hurt in Life. But the problem is not the hurt. They Curse, Nurse, and Rehearse their hurt instead of Reversing it, and Live miserably.

  4. Bob Newhart:

    There was nobody like Dean, he was fearless. I think I did 24 shows of Dean’s. He came in on Sunday and he didn’t rehearse, and no one else in the business could do that. But he could get away with it and he’d make mistakes and he’d make a lot of the mistakes.

  5. Ian Ziering:

    We actually got a chance to rehearse our scenes together and have some great poignant moments, when you meet Gilbert Shepard you understand what makes Fin tick. It's kind of nice. It's very grounded and it's wonderful character development, because you can't always be slicing through sharks. You've got to ground it in a humanity. This movie does it very nicely with Fin Shepard and his family.

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