com·plain /kəmˈplen/ 不及物動詞
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.
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.
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]
2: make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge; "The
plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had
physically abused his client"