narrate

When you tell a story or describe something out loud, you narrate. You might hire a well-known actor to narrate your documentary film about circus elephants.

One way to narrate is to comment on or describe visual images — photographs or scenes in a film, for example. You can also narrate a story simply by relaying the details aloud. In books, a character sometimes narrates the story as well. It appears that narration, or the action of telling a story, came before narrate, from the Latin root narrare, "to tell, relate, or recount," or literally, "to make acquainted with."

Definitions of narrate
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v provide commentary for a film, for example

Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v narrate or give a detailed account of

Synonyms:
recite, recount, tell
Types:
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relate
give an account of
crack
tell spontaneously
yarn
tell or spin a yarn
rhapsodise, rhapsodize
recite a rhapsody
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

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