vo·​cif·​er·​ate | \ vō-ˈsi-fə-ˌrāt How to pronounce vociferate (audio) \
vociferated; vociferating

Definition of vociferate

transitive verb

: to utter loudly : shout

intransitive verb

: to cry out loudly : clamor

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Other Words from vociferate

vociferation \ vō-​ˌsi-​fə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce vociferation (audio) \ noun
vociferator \ vō-​ˈsi-​fə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce vociferator (audio) \ noun

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Examples of vociferate in a Sentence

he can never seem to voice his opinions at a decent decibel level; he has to vociferate

First Known Use of vociferate

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for vociferate

Latin vociferatus, past participle of vociferari, from voc-, vox voice + ferre to bear — more at voice, bear

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“Vociferate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vociferate. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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