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nar·rate

 (năr′āt′, nă-rāt′)
tr.v. nar·rat·ed, nar·rat·ing, nar·rates
1. To give an account of (events, for example) in speech or writing or by means of images. See Synonyms at describe.
2. To supply a running commentary for (a documentary or performance, for example).

[Latin narrāre, narrāt-, from gnārus, knowing; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

nar′rat·a·bil′i·ty n.
nar′rat·a·ble adj.

narrate

(nəˈreɪt)
vb
1. to tell (a story); relate
2. (Film) to speak in accompaniment of (a film, television programme, etc)
[C17: from Latin narrāre to recount, from gnārus knowing]
narˈratable adj

nar•rate

(ˈnær eɪt, næˈreɪt)

v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing. v.t.
1. to give an account or tell the story of (events, experiences, etc.).
2. to add a spoken commentary to (a film, television program, etc.).
v.i.
3. to relate or recount events, experiences, etc., in speech or writing.
[1650–60; < Latin narrātus, past participle of narrāre to relate, tell, say, derivative of (g)nārus knowing, acquainted with; akin to cognition]

narrate


Past participle: narrated
Gerund: narrating

Imperative
narrate
narrate
Present
I narrate
you narrate
he/she/it narrates
we narrate
you narrate
they narrate
Preterite
I narrated
you narrated
he/she/it narrated
we narrated
you narrated
they narrated
Present Continuous
I am narrating
you are narrating
he/she/it is narrating
we are narrating
you are narrating
they are narrating
Present Perfect
I have narrated
you have narrated
he/she/it has narrated
we have narrated
you have narrated
they have narrated
Past Continuous
I was narrating
you were narrating
he/she/it was narrating
we were narrating
you were narrating
they were narrating
Past Perfect
I had narrated
you had narrated
he/she/it had narrated
we had narrated
you had narrated
they had narrated
Future
I will narrate
you will narrate
he/she/it will narrate
we will narrate
you will narrate
they will narrate
Future Perfect
I will have narrated
you will have narrated
he/she/it will have narrated
we will have narrated
you will have narrated
they will have narrated
Future Continuous
I will be narrating
you will be narrating
he/she/it will be narrating
we will be narrating
you will be narrating
they will be narrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been narrating
you have been narrating
he/she/it has been narrating
we have been narrating
you have been narrating
they have been narrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been narrating
you will have been narrating
he/she/it will have been narrating
we will have been narrating
you will have been narrating
they will have been narrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been narrating
you had been narrating
he/she/it had been narrating
we had been narrating
you had been narrating
they had been narrating
Conditional
I would narrate
you would narrate
he/she/it would narrate
we would narrate
you would narrate
they would narrate
Past Conditional
I would have narrated
you would have narrated
he/she/it would have narrated
we would have narrated
you would have narrated
they would have narrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.narrate - provide commentary for a film, for example
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
2.narrate - narrate or give a detailed account ofnarrate - narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
relate - give an account of; "The witness related the events"
crack - tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
yarn - tell or spin a yarn
rhapsodise, rhapsodize - recite a rhapsody

narrate

verb tell, recount, report, detail, describe, relate, unfold, chronicle, recite, set forth The film is a story about power, narrated by an old sailor.

narrate

verb
To give a verbal account of:
Translations
vyprávětvypravovat
fortælle
kertoa
elbeszélelmond
segja sögu
atpasakotikomentavimaspasakotipasakotojas
pārstāstītstāstīt
anlatmak

narrate

[nəˈreɪt] VT [+ documentary] → narrar, hacer los comentarios de; [+ story] → narrar, relatar

narrate

[nəˈreɪt] vtraconter, narrer

narrate

vterzählen; events, journey etcschildern

narrate

[nəˈreɪt] vtnarrare, raccontare

narrate

(nəˈreit) verb
to tell (a story). He narrated the events of the afternoon.
narˈration noun
narrative (ˈnarətiv) noun
a story. an exciting narrative.
narˈrator noun
1. a person who tells a story.
2. a person who tells you what is happening or explains something in a film.
References in classic literature ?
While narrating these things, every time Queequeg received the tomahawk from me, he flourished the hatchet-side of it over the sleeper's head.
Jurgis knew nothing of this, but went back to "Packers' Avenue," and in front of the "Central Time Station" he saw one of his companions, breathless and wild with excitement, narrating to an ever growing throng how the four had been attacked and surrounded by a howling mob, and had been nearly torn to pieces.
What ravages I committed on my favourite authors in the course of my interpretation of them, I am not in a condition to say, and should be very unwilling to know; but I had a profound faith in them, and I had, to the best of my belief, a simple, earnest manner of narrating what I did narrate; and these qualities went a long way.
A LETTER FROM GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON NARRATING THE DOINGS OF THE MOB.
The judicious historian abstains from narrating precisely what ensued.
Among them were journals and letters narrating expeditions by sea, and journeys to and fro across the Rocky Mountains by routes before untravelled, together with documents illustrative of savage and colonial life on the borders of the Pacific.
On the night of the wedding, she contrived, upon I forget what specious pretence, to have her sister occupy a couch sufficiently near that of the royal pair to admit of easy conversation from bed to bed; and, a little before cock-crowing, she took care to awaken the good monarch, her husband (who bore her none the worse will because he intended to wring her neck on the morrow), -- she managed to awaken him, I say, (although on account of a capital conscience and an easy digestion, he slept well) by the profound interest of a story(about a rat and a black cat, I think) which she was narrating (all in an undertone, of course) to her sister.
Berg evidently enjoyed narrating all this, and did not seem to suspect that others, too, might have their own interests.
Your Paris is more dangerous than my savage jungles, Paul," concluded Tarzan, after narrating his adventures to his friend the morning following his encounter with the apaches and police in the Rue Maule.
Even the lads and lassies giggled and snickered over their part in the affair, narrating with gusto how Larry had jumped on my chest and slept under the bridge, how So-and-So had slept out in the sandhills that night, and what had happened to the other lad who fell in the ditch.
In saying this, I intended to imply that we must come to an understanding about the mimetic art,--whether the poets, in narrating their stories, are to be allowed by us to imitate, and if so, whether in whole or in part, and if the latter, in what parts; or should all imitation be prohibited?
Miss Rebecca asked him a great number of questions about India, which gave him an opportunity of narrating many interesting anecdotes about that country and himself.