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verb (used with or without object), vo·cif·er·at·ed, vo·cif·er·at·ing.
  1. to speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl.
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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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Related Words for vociferate

bellow, cry, protest, bawl, shout, call, utter, yell, shriek, clamor, howl

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Historical Examples of vociferate

  • "He is the socialist Emperor," vociferate the trusty partisans of the faubourgs.

    Napoleon the Little

    Victor Hugo

  • When he appears to give out the play, they vociferate his name.

  • La Mauricaude was about to vociferate; and the host took part with his customer.

    Popular Tales

    Madame Guizot

  • His crew in the mean time had begun to vociferate something I could not understand.

  • The King continued to vociferate that the States had never had any intention of restoring the cities.

British Dictionary definitions for vociferate


  1. to exclaim or cry out about (something) clamorously, vehemently, or insistently
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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


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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