Definition of rehear in US English:



  • 1Hear or listen to again.

    • ‘Since music is essentially a temporal art, in live performance there is no chance for the listener to rehear a detail or part of a work.’
    • ‘The accused were brought from Lancaster to Barrow by order of the Home Secretary, and the charge against them was reheard.’
    • ‘Family resemblances can be studied at length between reunions, and stories heard and reheard.’
    • ‘While victims groups are pleased to see that avenues are available to them, they fear that having to effectively rehear some evidence in the Netherlands could add considerable time and cost to the process.’
    • ‘In my view, the tribunal, on all the facts before it at the time it reheard the matter, came to the correct decision.’
    • ‘The then Education Secretary directed that the decision-making part of the process should be reheard.’
    • ‘I can spend hours with Bessie, hearing and rehearing the stories from room to room, each space having been given its own distinctiveness.’
    • ‘The replacement judge refused to rehear evidence that had already been presented and was later discovered to have written the prosecution's recommendation for the death sentence.’
    1. 1.1Law Hear (a case or plaintiff) in a court again.
      ‘the appeal court heard or reheard aspects of the case five times’
      • ‘Although it is still possible that the Solicitor General and the Justice Department may now ask the United States Supreme Court to rehear their case, that is last recourse they have left.’
      • ‘She was granted a rehearing in March after claiming she was unaware of disciplinary proceedings because the papers had been sent to the wrong address.’
      • ‘The governor's team has now gone in there and asked for a rehearing.’
      • ‘The duty of the Court is to rehear the case - to reconsider it on the basis of the materials before the trial judge.’
      • ‘We would submit that it is not open to the Court of Appeal to rehear a case on grounds that have not been advanced in the court below.’