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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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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.
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narrate

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

narrate

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

[nəˈreɪt] vtraconter, narrer
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narrate

vterzählen; events, journey etcschildern
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narrate

[nəˈreɪt] vtnarrare, raccontare
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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.
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