Rehearse and Tell


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Rehearse verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: wrote a letter to the management rehearsing in lurid detail our terrible stay at their hotel

Tell is a synonym for rehearse in words topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Rehearse", when it comes to topics like recite, prepare for performance.
Nearby Words: rehearsal, rehearsing
Synonyms for Rehearse


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: they told the story of how they had met

Rehearse is a synonym for tell in relate topic. You can use "Rehearse" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as words, narrate.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

audience rehearse audience tell audience
time rehearse time tell time
way rehearse way tell way
times rehearse times tell times

Both words in one sentence

  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: As Valentine and Maria rehearse their way through the script of Maloja Snake, it progressively gets more difficult to tell whether they are talking about their real-life relationship or simply reciting lines.
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