narrate

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nar·rate / ˈnarˌāt/ • v. [tr.] (often be narrated) give a spoken or written account of: the voyages, festivities, and intrigues are narrated with unflagging gusto | the tough-but-sensitive former bouncer narrates much of the story. ∎  provide a spoken commentary to accompany (a movie, broadcast, piece of music, etc.).DERIVATIVES: nar·rat·a·ble adj.nar·ra·tion / naˈrāshən/ n.

narrate

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narrate XVII. f. pp. stem of L. narräre (f. gnārus knowing), or back-formation from narration (XV. — (O)F. or L.)
So narrative sb. XVI; adj XVII. — F. narratif, -ive adj. and †sb. — late L. narrātīvus.