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[voh-sif-uh-reyt] /voʊˈsɪf əˌreɪt/
verb (used with or without object), vociferated, vociferating.
to speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl.
Origin of vociferate
1590-1600; < Latin vōciferātus (past participle of vōciferāri to shout), equivalent to vōci-, stem of vōx voice + fer(re) to bear1 + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
vociferator, noun
outvociferate, verb (used with object), outvociferated, outvociferating. Unabridged
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to exclaim or cry out about (something) clamorously, vehemently, or insistently
Derived Forms
vociferation, noun
vociferator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vōciferārī to clamour, from vōx voice + ferre to bear
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Word Origin and History for vociferate

1620s, from Latin vociferatus, past participle of vociferari, from voci-, stem of vox "voice" (see voice (n.)) + ferre "to carry" (see infer). Related: Vociferated; vociferating.

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