- 1[intransitive, transitive] to practice or make people practice a play, piece of music, etc. in preparation for a public performance rehearse (for something) We were given only two weeks to rehearse. rehearse something/somebody Today, we'll just be rehearsing the final scene. The actors were poorly rehearsed.
- 2[transitive] rehearse something to prepare in your mind or practice privately what you are going to do or say to someone She walked along rehearsing her excuse for being late.
- 3[transitive] rehearse something (formal) (usually disapproving) to repeat ideas or opinions that have often been expressed before
NAmE//rɪˈhərs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rehearse
he / she / it rehearses
past simple rehearsed
-ing form rehearsing