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NARRATE, verb transitive

1. To tell, rehearse or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of any event or transaction , or any series of incidents.

2. To write, as the particulars of a story or history, We never say, to narrate a sentence, a sermon or an oration, but we narrate a story, or the particular events which have fallen under our observation, or which we have heard related.