Definitions for narrateˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nar•rateˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt(v.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to give an account or tell the story of (events, experiences, etc.).

  2. to add a spoken commentary to (a film, television program, etc.).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.i.)to relate or recount events, experiences, etc., in speech or writing.

Origin of narrate:

1650–60; < L narrātus, ptp. of narrāre to relate, tell, say, der. of (g)nārus knowing, acquainted with; akin to cognition

Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrate(verb)

    provide commentary for a film, for example

  2. tell, narrate, recount, recite(verb)

    narrate or give a detailed account of

    "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. narrate(verb)ˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt

    to tell a story, especially one that goes along with film or music

    He narrates a beautiful new wildlife documentary.; The main character narrates the novel.


  1. narrate(Verb)

    To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

  2. narrate(Verb)

    To give an account.

  3. Origin: In English (recorded only since 1656, but initially stigmatized as 'Scottish', until the 19th century) apparently from narration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narrate(verb)

    to tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of

Translations for narrate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to tell (a story)

He narrated the events of the afternoon.

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