Narrate Definition

nărāt, nă-rāt
narrated, narrates, narrating
narrated, narrates, narrating
To tell (a story) in writing or speech.
Webster's New World
To supply a running commentary for (a documentary or performance, for example).
American Heritage
To give an account of (happenings, etc.)
Webster's New World
To read (descriptive or narrative passages), as in a documentary film.
Webster's New World

Origin of Narrate

  • In English (recorded only since 1656, but initially stigmatized as 'Scottish', until the 19th century) apparently from narration

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin narrāre narrāt- from gnārus knowing gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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