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Definition 1: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness - [verb of communication]

Samples where complain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My mother complains all day
  • She has a lot to kick about

Synonyms for complain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of complain ) bother persistently with trivial complaints

"She nags her husband all day long"

(... is a kind of complain ) complain about; make a charge against

"I reported her to the supervisor"

(... is a kind of complain ) regret strongly

"I deplore this hostile action" "we lamented the loss of benefits"

(... is a kind of complain ) complain bitterly

(... is a kind of complain ) complain

"What was he hollering about?"

(... is a kind of complain ) express discontent

(... is a kind of complain ) utter words of protest

(... is a kind of complain ) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

"He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong" "We grumbled about the increased work load"

(... is a kind of complain ) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

"she grumbles when she feels overworked"

(... is a kind of complain ) complain whiningly

(... is a kind of complain ) say mean things

(... is a kind of complain ) talk whiningly

Definition 2: make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge - [verb of communication]

Samples where complain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client

(complain is a kind of ...) make an accusatory claim

"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

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