verb (used with object), re·hearsed, re·hears·ing.
verb (used without object), re·hearsed, re·hears·ing.
Origin of rehearse
Synonyms for rehearse
Related Words for rehearsehone, recite, reenact, ready, describe, recount, relate, study, practice, reiterate, tell, test, experiment, narrate, drill, act, train, iterate, recapitulate, review
Word Origin for rehearse
c.1300, "to give an account of," from Anglo-French rehearser, Old French rehercier "to go over again, repeat," literally "to rake over, turn over" (soil, ground), from re- "again" (see re-) + hercier "to rake, harrow" (see hearse). Meaning "to say over again, repeat what has already been said or written" is from mid-14c.; sense of "practice a play, part, etc." is from 1570s. Related: Rehearsed; rehearsing.