vociferate

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verb vo·cif·er·ate \vō-ˈsi-fə-ˌrāt\

Definition of vociferate

vociferated

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vociferating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to utter loudly :  shout

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to cry out loudly :  clamor

vociferation

play \vō-ˌsi-fə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

vociferator

play \vō-ˈsi-fə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of vociferate in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of vociferate

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


First Known Use: 1599



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