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v. re·hearsed, re·hears·ing, re·hears·es
a. To practice (a part in a play or a piece of music, for example) in preparation for a public performance. See Synonyms at practice.
b. To practice (an action) by repetition so as to improve performance: rehearse military maneuvers.
c. To direct in a rehearsal: rehearsed the orchestra.
a. To repeat or recite: "a florid and flippant attack that rehearsed some of the time-worn creationist canards" (Frederick C. Crews).
b. To list or enumerate: rehearsed her complaints in a letter.
To practice something, such as a speech, before presenting it publicly.

[Middle English rehercen, to repeat, from Old French rehercier : re-, re- + hercier, to harrow (from herce, harrow; see hearse).]

re·hears′er n.
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I heard him as I came upstairs, and the theatre is engaged of course by those indefatigable rehearsers, Agatha and Frederick.
We've chosen to meet at the Chilli Arms due to its proximity to First Avenue Studios where Gavin is a regular rehearser.
I'm a performer, whether I'm onstage or in the studio, not a rehearser.