vociferate

[ voh-sif-uh-reyt ]
/ voʊˈsɪf əˌreɪt /

verb (used with or without object), vo·cif·er·at·ed, vo·cif·er·at·ing.

to speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl.

Nearby words

  1. vocative,
  2. vocatively,
  3. voces,
  4. vociferance,
  5. vociferant,
  6. vociferation,
  7. vociferous,
  8. vocoder,
  9. vocoid,
  10. vod

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 formsvo·cif·er·a·tor, nounout·vo·cif·er·ate, verb (used with object), out·vo·cif·er·at·ed, out·vo·cif·er·at·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for vociferate

vociferate

/ (vəʊˈsɪfəˌreɪt) /

verb

to exclaim or cry out about (something) clamorously, vehemently, or insistently
Derived Formsvociferation, nounvociferator, noun

Word Origin for vociferate

C17: from Latin vōciferārī to clamour, from vōx voice + ferre to bear

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Word Origin and History for vociferate

vociferate

v.

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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