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complain

com·plain

complain

 
pronunciation:
km pleIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: complained, complaining, complains
definition: to say that something is wrong or that you are not happy with something.
She complained about the cold weather.He complained that the soup was too salty.
similar words:
whine
derivation: complaining (adj.)
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