- narrate:  To narrate something is etymologically to ‘make it known’. The word comes from Latin narrāre ‘give an account of’, which was derived from gnārus ‘knowing’ and is hence related to English ignore, recognize, and, distantly, know. English acquired the derived noun narration  considerably earlier than the verb (which was widely condemned in the 18th century for its inelegance), and it could be that narrate represents a back-formation from narration rather than a new introduction directly from the Latin verb.
=> ignore, know, recognize
- narrate (v.)
- 1748, back-formation from narration or else from Latin narratus, past participle of narrare "to tell, relate, recount" (see narration). "Richardson and Johnson call it Scottish" [OED], a stigma which kept it from general use until 19c. A few mid-17c. instances are traceable to Spanish narrar. Related: Narrated; narrating.
- 1. The three of them narrate the same events from three perspectives.
- 2. Richard is going to narrate in the new radio play.
- 3. The dreams are so idiotic that I can hardly bring myself to narrate them.
- 4. Around the campfire they would narrate tale after tale.
- 5. Behind it is the narrate gap between prophase modernity and anaphase modernity.
[ narrate 造句 ]