complain: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kum-plān'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault: He complained constantly about the noise in the corridor.
  2. to tell of one's pains, ailments, etc.: to complain of a backache.
  3. to make a formal accusation: If you think you've been swindled, complain to the police.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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