23/3/18 To claim & To complain
- a. to ask for especially as a right
- claimed the inheritance
- The driver claimed the right to a hearing.
b. to call for: require
- this matter claims our attention
- a. to take as the rightful owner
- claimed her baggage and left the airport
- a. to assert in the face of possible contradiction: maintain
- claimed that he’d been cheated
- is claimed to cause weight loss
- to claim to have
- organization … which claims 11,000 … members
- to assert to be rightfully one’s own
- claimed responsibility for the attack
- a. to express grief, pain, or discontent
- complaining about the weather
- a. to make a formal accusation or charge
- he threatened to complain of him to the captain.
PS: As regards our previous E-Lesson on the use of terms such as protest, demonstration, march etc., it turns out that march is actually equivalent to our use of “marcha”. It can be used as a noun and as a verb (for example, “March for our lives”).