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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb rehearse has 1 sense


rehearsev. t. [OE. rehercen, rehersen, OF. reherser, rehercier, to harrow over again; pref. re- re- + hercier to harrow, fr. herce a harrow, F. herse. See Hearse.].
  •  To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "When the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To narrate; to relate; to tell.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.  [1913 Webster]
    "He has been rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his having seen her."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To recite; recapitulate; recount; detail; describe; tell; relate; narrate.
rehearsev. i. 
     To recite or repeat something for practice.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


rehearse, v.
1 tr. practise (a play, recital, etc.) for later public performance.
2 intr. hold a rehearsal.
3 tr. train (a person) by rehearsal.
4 tr. recite or say over.
5 tr. give a list of; enumerate.

rehearser n.
ME f. AF rehearser, OF reherc(i)er, perh. formed as RE- + hercer to harrow f. herse harrow: see HEARSE



add up, allegorize, announce, apprentice, battologize, break, break in, break the news, breed, bring up, bring word, cast up, cipher up, condition, count up, cultivate, describe, detail, develop, discipline, drill, exercise, fable, fabulize, fetch up, fictionalize, figure up, fill, fit, foot up, form, foster, give a report, give an encore, give tidings of, go over, go through, groom, house-train, housebreak, improve, inform, inventory, itemize, iterate, lick into shape, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, nurse, nurture, pad, practice, prepare, put in tune, put to school, raise, ready, reaffirm, rear, reassert, recap, recapitulate, recite, reckon up, recount, rehash, reissue, reiterate, relate, repeat, report, reprint, restate, resume, retail, retell, review, reword, romance, rumor, run over, run through, say over, say over again, score up, send to school, state, storify, study, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, take in hand, tally up, tautologize, tell, tell a story, tot up, total, total up, tote up, train, unfold a tale, write up




VB describe, set forth, draw a picture, picture, portray, characterize, particularize, narrate, relate, recite, recount, sum up, run over, recapitulate, rehearse, fight one's battles over again, unfold a tale, tell, give an account of, render an account of, report, make a report, draw up a statement, detail, enter into particulars, enter into details, descend to particulars, descend to details, itemize.

The Drama

VB act, play, perform, put on the stage, personate, mimic, enact, play a part, act a part, go through a part, perform a part, rehearse, spout, gag, rant, strut and fret one's hour upon a stage, tread the boards, tread the stage, come out, star it.


VB prepare, get ready, make ready, make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation, set in order, put in order, forecast, prepare the ground, plow the ground, dress the ground, till the soil, cultivate the soil, predispose, sow the seed, lay a train, dig a mine, lay the groundwork, fix the groundwork, lay the basis, fix the basis, lay the foundations, fix the foundations, dig the foundations, erect the scaffolding, lay the first stone, roughhew, cut out work, block out, hammer out, lick into shape, elaborate, mature, ripen, mellow, season, bring to maturity, nurture, hatch, cook, brew, temper, anneal, smelt, barbecue, infumate, maturate, equip, arm, man, fit-out, fit up, furnish, rig, dress, garnish, betrim, accouter, array, fettle, fledge, dress up, furbish up, brush up, vamp up, refurbish, sharpen one's tools, trim one's foils, set, prime, attune, whet the knife, whet the sword, wind up, screw up, adjust, put in trim, put in train, put in gear, put in working order, put in tune, put in a groove for, put in harness, pack, train, inure, breed, prepare for, rehearse, make provision for, take steps, take measures, take precautions, provide, provide against, beat up for recruits, open the door to, set one's house in order, make all snug, clear the decks, clear for action, close one's ranks, shuffle the cards, prepare oneself, serve an apprenticeship, lay oneself out for, get into harness, gird up one's loins, buckle on one's armor, reculer pour mieux sauter, prime and load, shoulder arms, get the steam up, put the horses to, guard against, make sure against, forearm, make sure, prepare for the evil day, have a rod in pickle, provide against a rainy day, feather one's nest, lay in provisions, make investments, keep on foot, be prepared, be ready, hold oneself in readiness, keep one's powder dry, lie in wait for, anticipate, principiis obstare, veniente occurrere morbo.


VB repeat, iterate, reiterate, reproduce, echo, reecho, drum, harp upon, battologize, hammer, redouble, recur, revert, return, reappear, recurse, renew, rehearse, do over again, say over again, ring the changes on, harp on the same string, din in the ear, drum in the ear, conjugate in all its moods tenses and inflexions, begin again, go over the same ground, go the same round, never hear the last of, resume, return to, recapitulate, reword.


VB experiment, essay, try, try out, assay, make an experiment, make a trial of, give a trial to, put on trial, subject to trial, experiment upon, rehearse, put to the test, bring to the test, submit to the test, submit to the proof, prove, verify, test, touch, practice upon, try one's strength, road-test, test drive, take for a spin, test fly, grope, feel one's way, grope for one's way, fumble, t=atonner, aller =a t=atons, put out a feeler, throw out a feeler, send up a trial balloon, send up a pilot balloon, see how the land lies, get the lay of the land, test the waters, feel out, sound out, take the pulse, see, check, check out, see how the wind blows, consult the barometer, feel the pulse, fish for, bob for, cast for, beat about for, angle, trawl, cast one's net, beat the bushes, try one's fortune, explore.

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