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complain

com·plain

complain

 
pronunciation:
km pleIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: complained, complaining, complains
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.
derivation: complaining (adj.)
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