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narrate

nar·rate

narrate

 
pronunciation:
nae reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: narrated, narrates, narrating
definition: to give an account or tell the tale of; relate.
synonyms:
describe, recount, relate, report
similar words:
chronicle, detail, portray, recite, rehearse, repeat, review, spin, tell
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give an account or tell a story.
synonyms:
tell
similar words:
recite, report
definition 2: to give a commentary accompanying some visual or graphic presentation, such as a film or performance.
similar words:
commentate
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).