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.