1. [ verb ] express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Synonyms: plain sound_off quetch kvetch kick

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Related terms: cheer protest murmur grouch nag rail deplore report gripe bleat backbite whine repine gripe complaint
2. [ verb ] (law) make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge

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

Related terms: charge charge
Similar spelling:   complaint