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com·plain

complain

 
 
pronunciation:
km pleIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: complains, complaining, complained
definition 1: to express pain, sadness, or unhappy feelings about something.
He complained of a headache.She complained about the cold weather.
synonyms:
fuss, grumble, moan
similar words:
groan, grouch, murmur, nag, squawk, whine
definition 2: to make a formal charge against someone or something.
They complained to the police about the noise from the house next door.
derivations: complaining (adj.), complainer (n.)
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