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Synonyms for convict
kənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird(noun)

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

    confidence game, bunco, inpatient, hustle, bunko, confidence trick, bunko game, con game, gyp, yard bird, bunco game, con, sting, inmate, yardbird, flimflam

    assoil, discharge, clear, acquit, exonerate, exculpate

  2. convict(verb)

    a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

    inmate, yardbird, yard bird, con

    discharge, acquit, assoil, clear, exculpate, exonerate

  3. convict(verb)

    find or declare guilty

    "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

    assoil, exonerate, exculpate, discharge, clear, acquit


  1. convict(verb)

    sentence, disapprove

  2. convict(noun)

    To find guilty

    sentence, disapprove

  3. convict(noun)

    A person deported to a penal colony.

    penal colonist

  4. convict(noun)

    con, public servant, government man, assigned servant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. convict

    To condemn is to pass judicial sentence or render judgment or decision against. We may censure silently; we condemn ordinarily by open and formal utterance. Condemn is more final than blame or censure; a condemned criminal has had his trial; a condemned building can not stand; a condemned ship can not sail. A person is convicted when his guilt is made clearly manifest to others; in somewhat archaic use, a person is said to be convicted when guilt is brought clearly home to his own conscience (convict in this sense being allied with convince, which see under PERSUADE); in legal usage one is said to be convicted only by the verdict of a jury. In stating the penalty of an offense, the legal word sentence is now more common than condemn; as, he was sentenced to imprisonment; but it is good usage to say, he was condemned to imprisonment. To denounce is to make public or official declaration against, especially in a violent and threatening manner.

    From the pulpits in the northern States Burr was denounced as an assassin.

    Coffin Building the Nation ch. 10, p. 137. [Harper & Bros. '83.]

    To doom is to condemn solemnly and consign to evil or destruction or to predetermine to an evil destiny; an inferior race in presence of a superior is doomed to subjugation or extinction. Compare ARRAIGN; REPROVE.

    blame, censure, condemn, denounce, doom, reprobate, reprove, sentence

    absolve, acquit, applaud, approve, exonerate, justify, pardon, pardon, praise

    The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. convict

    sentence, condemn

    acquit, discharge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. convict(v. a.)

    prove guilty, detect in guilt

  2. convict(n.)

    malefactor, criminal, felon, culprit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. convict(n)

    felon, prisoner, criminal, culprit, malefactor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    condemn, sentenced, prisoner, inmate, condemned, reo, convicted, detainee

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How to use convict in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Smith:

    Aziz is highly critical of the Pakistani government but Islamabad knows he commands a sizable following and claim they have no legal grounds to arrest or convict him. Ultimately, they’ve decided it’s best to avoid stirring the hornet’s nest, even if means quietly allowing the swarm to proliferate, ideally, Pakistan would pass legislation or criminal justice reforms outlawing the type of hate speech espoused by Aziz and his ilk, and then deal with them through the appropriate legal mechanisms.

  2. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:

    If character was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you

  3. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    Yes, you can't convict the kids on the basis of the crimes of the parents but nevertheless, they will be dealt with in exactly the same way as the families of criminals are normally dealt with, these aren't the first Australians who have committed very serious crimes overseas, who have families. They will be dealt with in the normal way.

  4. De Luca:

    If they convict me, censorship has triumphed, in that courtroom I am the accused, but that courtroom is also under scrutiny from public opinion.

  5. Dorothy Holmes:

    This got to stop. Y'all covering up this murder. It's been over a year now that my son been murdered and y'all still haven't did y'all job to convict this cop of murder. Shouldn't nobody have to go through this pain over their kids.

Translations for convict

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  • مدان, سجينArabic
  • осъждам, каторжник, признавам за виновен, осъденBulgarian
  • odsouzený, odsoudit, usvědčitCzech
  • Sträfling, verurteilenGerman
  • κατάδικοςGreek
  • condenarSpanish
  • rangaistusvanki, tuomittu, tuomita, vankiFinnish
  • reconnaître coupableFrench
  • הרשיעHebrew
  • դատապարտյալArmenian
  • condannare, carcerato, deportato, condannatoItalian
  • 犯罪者, 受刑者, 囚人Japanese
  • nuteistasis, nuteisti, nuteistoji, pripažinti kaltuLithuanian
  • veroordelen, vonnissen, veroordeelde, strafkolonistDutch
  • skazywać, skazać, skazaniecPolish
  • condenar, condenadoPortuguese
  • зэк, осуждённый, осуждать, з/к, заключённый, каторжник, осудитьRussian

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