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complain 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/kəmˈplān/,
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complains, 3rd person singular present; complaining, present participle; complained, past participle; complained, past tense;
  1. Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event
    • - local authorities complained that they lacked sufficient resources
    • - “You never listen to me,” Larry complained
    • - we all complained bitterly about the food
  2. State that one is suffering from (a pain or other symptom of illness)
    • - her husband began to complain of headaches
  3. State a grievance
    • - they complained to the French government
  4. Make a mournful sound
    • - let the warbling flute complain
  5. (of a structure or mechanism) Groan or creak under strain


  1. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
  2. make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge; "The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"
  3. complaining(a): expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a complaining boss"
  4. A complaint, in legal terminology, is a formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons (see: cause of action) that the filing party (the plaintiffs) believes are sufficient to support a claim against another person, persons, entity or entities (the defendants) that entitles the ...
  5. (Complaining) Verbalized punishment of an offender and/or the verbalized protest of being offended.
  6. to send a message there is a problem. A consumer might complain with a phone call or letter to the seller. If this does not work, a government agency or the courts may be asked to intervene.