com·plain vi: to make a complaint
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accusare, accuse, arraign, blame, bring a suit, bring an action, bring charges, bring proceedings against, bring up on charges, censure, challenge, charge with, cite, criminate, declaim against, delate, denounce, denunciate, file a charge, file a claim, file a suit, implicate, impute, incriminate, inculpate, inform against, institute a lawsuit, lay an information, lay blame upon, lay responsibility on, lay the blame on, lodge a complaint, make an accusation, prefer charges, prosecute, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, start an action, state a grievance, sue, take action
associated concepts: complain of a criminal act, complain of a tortious act
accuse, admonish, animadvert, asperse, assail, be critical, be dissatisfied, berate, blame, carp, cast aspersions, castigate, cavil, censure, chastise, chide, condemn, conqueri de rem, contravene, decry, defy, denounce, deprecate, differ, disagree, disapprove, disparage, faultfind, find fault, find fault with, malign, object, object to, oppose, protest, rebuke, remonstrate, repine, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, speak ill of, take exception, take exception to, upbraid
cite (accuse), criticize (find fault with), deplore, object, protest, reproach
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006