Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give an account of (events, for example) in speech or writing or by means of images. synonym: describe.
  • transitive verb To supply a running commentary for (a documentary or performance, for example).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tell. rehearse, or recite in detail; relate the particulars or incidents of; relate in speech or writing.
  • Synonyms Describe, Narrate (see describe), detail, recount, repeat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.
  • verb To give an account.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
  • verb provide commentary for a film, for example

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin narrāre, narrāt-, from gnārus, knowing; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

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In English (recorded only since 1656, but initially stigmatized as 'Scottish', until the 19th century) apparently from narration

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