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convict

con·vict

convict

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kn vIkt
inflections: convicted, convicting, convicts
definition: to find (a person) guilty of a crime or misdemeanor, esp. after a legal proceeding.
The jury finally convicted the man of murder after a lengthy trial.The police knew they didn't have enough evidence to convict their suspect.
synonyms:
condemn, sentence
antonyms:
acquit, exonerate
similar words:
adjudge, doom
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan vIkt
definition 1: a person who has been found guilty of a crime or misdemeanor.
synonyms:
criminal, offender
similar words:
crook, culprit, delinquent, felon, gangster, lawbreaker, malefactor, outlaw, public enemy, transgressor, wrongdoer
definition 2: a person who is serving time in jail or prison.
synonyms:
prisoner
similar words:
captive, jailbird, trusty
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derivation: convictable (convictible) (adj.)
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