Complained
Complain Com*plain" (k[o^]m*pl[=a]n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Complained} (k[o^]m*pl[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Complaining}.] [F. complaindre, LL. complangere; com- + L. plangere to strike, beat, to beat the breast or head as a sign of grief, to lament. See {Plaint}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a formal accusation; to make a charge. [1913 Webster]

Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king? --Shak.

Syn: To repine; grumble; deplore; bewail; grieve; mourn; regret; murmur. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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