vo·cif·er·ate | \vō-ˈsi-fə-ˌrāt \
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 \ noun
vociferator \vō-ˈsi-fə-ˌrā-tər \ noun

Synonyms for vociferate


bawl, bay, bellow, call, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, yell

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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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to reject or criticize sharply

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