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vociferate

[voh-sif-uh-reyt] /voʊˈsɪf əˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), vociferated, vociferating.
1.
to speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl.
Origin of vociferate
1590-1600
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.
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  • In matters really vital to him his will was granite and he commanded a silence which could vociferate "Hands off!"

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

    The Cruise of the Frolic W.H.G. Kingston
  • To vociferate is commonly applied to loud and excited speech where there is little besides the exertion of voice.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
  • The King continued to vociferate that the States had never had any intention of restoring the cities.

  • How the call-man, with his violin under his chin, stopped playing to vociferate his orders, or anathematize some bewildered pair!

    Bressant Julian Hawthorne
  • Several, when they saw us, came forward, and began to shake their spears and vociferate loudly.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • "He is the socialist Emperor," vociferate the trusty partisans of the faubourgs.

    Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
  • His muscles were at once exerted to withdraw his head, and to vociferate a warning to his fellow; but his movement was too slow.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
  • The drivers began to vociferate, each calling on the other to give way.

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

British Dictionary definitions for vociferate

vociferate

/vəʊˈsɪfəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
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
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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