complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch(verb)
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
"My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
"The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"
To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.
Joe was always complaining about the noise made by his neighbours.
To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.
They've complained about me to the police again.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To complain is to give utterance to dissatisfaction or objection, express a sense of wrong or ill treatment. One complains of a real or assumed grievance; he may murmur through mere peevishness or ill temper; he repines, with vain distress, at the irrevocable or the inevitable. Complaining is by speech or writing; murmuring is commonly said of half-repressed utterance; repining of the mental act alone. One may complain of an offense to the offender or to others; he remonstrates with the offender only. Complain has a formal and legal meaning, which the other words have not, signifying to make a formal accusation, present a specific charge; the same is true of the noun complaint.
Complain of a thing to a person; of one person to another, of or against a person for an act; to an officer; before the court; about a thing.
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How to use complain in a sentence?
We’ve heard the term misery loves company, people who complain or rant are made for each other. Think of observing couples who have been married for years go on outings wearing the same color sweater with khaki pants. Be prepared to see Kimye evolve as they grow closer. These impulsive Twitter behaviors are just the beginning of what’s yet to come. They are a sociologist’s dream couple.
This is an example of wrong data, wrong diagnosis, wrong policy, many African countries often complain that international commitments require us to track set indicators that are more relevant to advanced countries than our own economies.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.
Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
Translations for complain
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- شكا, اشتكى, تذمرArabic
- подавам жалба, оплаквам сеBulgarian
- queixar-seCatalan, Valencian
- stěžovat, podat, stížnostCzech
- beschweren, klagenGerman
- valittaa, [[tehdä]] [[valitus]]Finnish
- porter plainte, se plaindreFrench
- dèan casaid, talaich, gearainScottish Gaelic
- शिकायत करनाHindi
- գանգատվել, գանգատիլArmenian
- lamentarsi, lagnarsiItalian
- ぼやく, 訴える, ぶつぶつ, 文句, とやかくJapanese
- ჩივილი, ბუზღუნი, წუწუნიGeorgian
- klagen, klachtDutch
- składać skargę, skarżyć się, narzekać, skarżyćPolish
- queixar-se, reclamarPortuguese
- жаловаться, сетовать, ныть, подавать жалобуRussian
- si plindeWalloon
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