As nouns the difference between rehearsal and exercise
is that rehearsal
is the practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done while exercise
is any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
As a verb exercise is
to exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.
the practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done
Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
*(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
*:desire of knightly exercise
*(John Locke) (1632-1705)
*:an exercise of the eyes and memory
Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness.
*:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.He was smooth-faced, and his fresh skin and well-developed figure bespoke the man in good physical condition through active exercise , yet well content with the world's apportionment.
A setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use.
*(Thomas Jefferson) (1743-1826)
*:exercise of the important function confided by the constitution to the legislature
*:O we will walk this world, / Yoked in all exercise of noble end.
The performance of an office, ceremony, or duty.
*(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
*:Lewis refused even those of the church of Englandthe public exercise of their religion.
*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:to draw him from his holy exercise
(lb) That which gives practice; a trial; a test.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:Patience is more oft the exercise / Of saints, the trial of their fortitude.
* exercise book
* exercise machine
* five-finger exercise
* floor exercise
* military exercise
To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.
To perform physical activity for health or training.
To use (a right, an option, etc.); to put into practice.
*Bible, (w) xxii. 29
*:The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery.
To occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or vexatious manner; harass; to vex; to worry or make anxious.
*(and other bibliographic particulars for citation) (John Milton)
*:Where pain of unextinguishable fire / Must exercise us without hope of end.
(lb) To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to.
*Bible, (w) xxiv. 16
*:Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence.
*:Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence.