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Definition of narrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    narrate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//nəˈreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈreɪt//
     
    , also NAmE//ˈnæreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they narrate
    BrE BrE//nəˈreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈreɪt//
     
    , also NAmE//ˈnæreɪt//
     
    he / she / it narrates
    BrE BrE//nəˈreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈreɪts//
     
    , NAmE//ˈnæreɪts//
     
    past simple narrated
    BrE BrE//nəˈreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈreɪtɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈnæreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle narrated
    BrE BrE//nəˈreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈreɪtɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈnæreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form narrating
    BrE BrE//nəˈreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nəˈreɪtɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈnæreɪtɪŋ//
     
    Film plots
     
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  1. 1narrate something (formal) to tell a story synonym relate She entertained them by narrating her adventures in Africa. The story is narrated in flashback. Wordfinderdialogue, ending, flashback, plot, narrate, scenario, scene, storyline, tension, twist
  2. 2narrate something to speak the words that form the text of a documentary film or programme The film was narrated by Andrew Sachs. See related entries: Film plots
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin narrat- ‘related, told’, from the verb narrare (from gnarus ‘knowing’).
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