- (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