Describe and Narrate


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Describe verb – To give a representation or account of in words.
Usage example: he tried to describe the dream he had last night as accurately as he could

Narrate is a synonym for describe in speech topic. In some cases you can use "Narrate" instead a verb "Describe", when it comes to topics like report, relate, tell, words. popular alternative
Nearby Words: description, described, descriptive, describing
Synonyms for Describe


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Narrate verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: got a CD of the best-selling children's story that happened to be narrated by the author herself

Describe is a synonym for narrate in tell topic. You can use "Describe" instead a verb "Narrate", if it concerns topics such as words. popular alternative
Nearby Words: narrative, narration, narrator, narrating
Synonyms for Narrate

Common collocations

experience describe experience narrate experience
life describe life narrate life
action describe action narrate action
series describe series narrate series
Other nouns: scene, show, situation, time, way, game, story, battle, film, movie, games.
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