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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·plain /kəmˈplen/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·plain /kəmˈplen/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·plain v. i. [imp. & p. p. Complained p. pr. & vb. n. Complaining.]
 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.
    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.
 Syn: -- To repine; grumble; deplore; bewail; grieve; mourn; regret; murmur.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·plain, v. t. To lament; to bewail. [Obs.]
    They might the grievance inwardly complain.   --Daniel.
 By chaste Lucrece's soul that late complain'd
 Her wrongs to us.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;
           "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick
           about" [syn: kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch]
           [ant: cheer]
      2: make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge; "The
         plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had
         physically abused his client"