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. 31.

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.

 

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Re*hearse", v. i.

To recite or repeat something for practice.

"There will we rehearse."

Shak.

 

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