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English definition of “narrate”

narrate

verb [T]     /nəˈreɪt/ /ˈnær.eɪt/
to tell a story , often by reading aloud from a text , or to describe events as they happen : Documentaries are often narrated by well-known actors . One by one the witnesses narrated the sequence of events which led up to the disaster .ReadingDescribing and telling stories
(Definition of narrate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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