Hypertext Webster Gateway: "rehearse"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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}.]
1. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over
again; to recite. --Chaucer.

When the words were heard which David spake, they
rehearsed them before Saul. --1 Sam. xvii.

2. To narrate; to relate; to tell.

Rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord. --Judg. .
v. 11.

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

4. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal. [R.]

He has been rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his
having seen her. --Dickens.

Syn: To recite; recapitulate; recount; detail; describe;
tell; relate; narrate.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v : engage in a rehearsal (of) [syn: {practise}, {practice}]

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