rehearse - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participlerehearsing
past tenserehearsed
past participlerehearsed
  1. to practise a play, concert, opera etc before giving a performance

    We’ve been rehearsing for weeks.

    1. a.
      to practise something you are going to say or do

      Angie rehearsed what she was going to say on the phone.

      well-rehearsed (=carefully planned):

      I figured I’d better be prepared with a well-rehearsed explanation.