Complain

Definition of Complain

Com`plain´   Pronunciation: kǒm`plān´
v. i.1.To give utterance to expression of grief, pain, censure, regret. etc.; to lament; to murmur; to find fault; - commonly used with of. Also, to creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
[imp. & p. p. Complained (kǒm*plānd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Complaining.]
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!
- Milton.
2.To make a formal accusation; to make a charge.
Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king?
- Shak.
v. t.1.To lament; to bewail.
They might the grievance inwardly complain.
- Daniel.
By chaste Lucrece's soul that late complain'd
Her wrongs to us.
- Shak.

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