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

transitive verb

: to utter loudly : shout

intransitive verb

: to cry out loudly : clamor
vociferation noun
vociferator noun

Examples of vociferate in a Sentence

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of vociferate was in 1599

Dictionary Entries Near vociferate

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“Vociferate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vociferate. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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vo·​cif·​er·​ate vō-ˈsif-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce vociferate (audio)
vociferated; vociferating
: to cry out loudly : shout
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