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rehearse

re·hearse

rehearse

 
 
pronunciation:
rih huhr sl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rehearsed, rehearses, rehearsing
definition 1: to practice (a speech, play, musical composition, or the like) in order to make perfect for presentation.
We need to rehearse the third act again.
synonyms:
practice
similar words:
drill, exercise, prepare
definition 2: to repeat (an action) or drill (an actor or other performer) in order to make perfect.
The choreographer is rehearsing the dancers.
synonyms:
drill, practice
similar words:
exercise, recite
definition 3: to recite or recount (troubles, excuses, or the like).
I'm tired of hearing him rehearse his troubles.
synonyms:
enumerate, recite, recount
similar words:
describe, relate, tell
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take part in a rehearsal.
The kids will be rehearsing for the school play all week.
similar words:
drill, practice
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derivations: rehearsed (adj.), rehearser (n.)
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