What does narrate mean?

Definitions for narrateˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word narrate.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Narrate

    na-rāt′, or nar′-, v.t. to tell, to give an account of.—adj. Narr′able, capable of being told.—n. Narrā′tion, act of telling: that which is told: an orderly account of what has happened.—adj. Narr′ative, narrating: giving an account of any occurrence: inclined to narration: story-telling.—n. that which is narrated: a continued account of any occurrence: story.—adv. Narr′atively.—n. Narrā′tor, one who narrates: one who tells or states facts, &c.—adj. Narr′atory, like narrative: consisting of narrative. [Fr.,—L. narrāre, -ātumgnārus, knowing.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of narrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.

  2. Di Martino:

    I approach architecture in the same way. I am interested in how man is placed in this design, even though I photograph these buildings without people, they are not there, but I still like to narrate their story.

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