Com*plain" (?), v. i. [imp.
& p. p. Complained (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Complaining.] [F. complaindre, LL.
complangere; com- + L. plangere to strike,
beat, to beat the breast or head as a sign of grief, to lament.
See Plaint.] 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
2. To make a formal accusation; to make a
Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me
to the king?
Syn. -- To repine; grumble; deplore; bewail; grieve;
mourn; regret; murmur.
Com*plain", v. t. To lament;
to bewail. [Obs.]
They might the grievance inwardly
By chaste Lucrece's soul that late
Her wrongs to us.