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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [ɹɪˈhɜ:s] invalid IPA characters (:), replace : with ː
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɨˈhɝs/
- (transitive) 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.
- (transitive) To narrate; to relate; to tell.
- The witness rehearsed the events of the night before for the listening detectives.
- (transitive, intransitive) To practice by recitation or repetition in private for experiment and improvement, prior to a public representation, especially in theater
The main actors spent on average two hours a day rehearsing before the first night.
- The lawyer advised her client to rehearse her testimony before the trial date.
- (transitive, theater) 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.
- Charles Dickens
- He has been rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his having seen her.
repeat what has already been said
narrate or tell
practice by repetition or recitation
to cause rehearse or instruct by rehearsal