Definitions for narrateˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nar•rateˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt(v.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.
(v.t.)to give an account or tell the story of (events, experiences, etc.).
to add a spoken commentary to (a film, television program, etc.).
Category: Common Vocabulary
(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
provide commentary for a film, for example
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
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.
To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.
To give an account.
Origin: In English (recorded only since 1656, but initially stigmatized as 'Scottish', until the 19th century) apparently from narration
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.
- narrarPortuguese (BR)
- διηγούμαι, αφηγούμαιGreek
- narrar, contarSpanish
- شرح دادنFarsi
- बयान करनाHindi
- pričati, pripovjedatiCroatian
- segja söguIcelandic
- 말하다, 이야기하다Korean
- (pa)pasakoti, atpasakotiLithuanian
- fortelle, beretteNorwegian
- شرح دادنPersian
- شرح وركولPashto
- a povestiRomanian
- berätta, skildraSwedish
- 講述Chinese (Trad.)
- розказувати, оповідатиUkrainian
- بيان کرناUrdu
- kể lạiVietnamese
- 讲故事，讲述Chinese (Simp.)
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