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narrate

nar·rate

narrate

 
pronunciation:
nae reIt
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: narrated, narrates, narrating
definition: to tell the tale or give an account of; relate.
Frederick Douglass narrates the events of his life in a famous book.
synonyms:
describe, relate, report
similar words:
detail, portray, recite, rehearse, repeat, review, spin, tell
derivation: narratable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word narrate contains the following parts:
narr Latin root that means tell, give an account of
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).