1. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

- My mother complains all day

Similar word(s): kick, kvetch, plain, quetch

Definition categories: communication

2. make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge

- The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client

Definition categories: communication, charge

Sentences with complain as a verb:

- Joe was always complaining about the noise made by his neighbours.

- They've complained about me to the police again.

- the complaining bed-springs