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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of narrare, from gnarus 'knowing'

narrate

verb
     
nar‧rate [transitive] formal
1 to explain what is happening in a film or television programme as part of the film or programme:
a wildlife film narrated by David Attenborough
2 to tell a story by describing all the events in order, for example in a book:
The main character narrates the story.

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