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Synonyms for convict
kənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪktcon·vict

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  1. convictverb

    sentence, disapprove

  2. convictnoun

    To find guilty

    sentence, disapprove

  3. convictnoun

    A person deported to a penal colony.

    penal colonist

  4. convictnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbirdnoun

    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. convictverb

    a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

    inmate, yardbird, yard bird, con

    discharge, acquit, assoil, clear, exculpate, exonerate

  3. convictverb

    find or declare guilty

    "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

    assoil, exonerate, exculpate, discharge, clear, acquit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. convictverb

    prove guilty, detect in guilt

  2. convictnoun

    malefactor, criminal, felon, culprit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. convictnoun

    felon, prisoner, criminal, culprit, malefactor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "convict":

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

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  1. Ng Cheuk Ling:

    I believe we are all baffled as to how a breast attack works, it's ridiculous and alarming that the judge didn't just convict the protester of assaulting police with her breast, but that her seeking help was also considered part of the assault.

  2. Doreen Lioy:

    I just believe in him completely, in my opinion, there was far more evidence to convict O.J. Simpson.

  3. Rao Anwar:

    There are always gray areas in such matters. And when the justice system fails to convict suspects then these things happen.

  4. Xavier Becerra:

    Our laws in California do not convict women who suffer the loss of their pregnancy, and in our filing today we are making clear that this law has been misused to the detriment of women, children, and families, we will work to end the prosecution and imprisonment of Ms. Becker so we can focus on applying this law to those who put the lives of pregnant women in danger.

  5. Joshua House:

    This is a common ‘policing for profit’ scheme that we see across the country—governments using their citizens as ATMs, … The city is so financially dependent, and because of that dependency, they have an incentive to find nitpicky violations and convict people for them.

Translations for convict

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  • سجين, مدانArabic
  • осъждам, осъден, каторжник, признавам за виновенBulgarian
  • odsouzený, usvědčit, odsouditCzech
  • überführen, Sträfling, verurteilenGerman
  • κατάδικοςGreek
  • condenarSpanish
  • vanki, tuomita, rangaistusvanki, tuomittuFinnish
  • reconnaître coupableFrench
  • הרשיעHebrew
  • դատապարտյալArmenian
  • carcerato, condannare, condannato, deportatoItalian
  • 囚人, 犯罪者, 受刑者Japanese
  • pripažinti kaltu, nuteisti, nuteistoji, nuteistasisLithuanian
  • strafkolonist, veroordelen, vonnissen, veroordeeldeDutch
  • skazać, skazaniec, skazywaćPolish
  • condenado, condenarPortuguese
  • зэк, з/к, каторжник, заключённый, осуждать, осуждённый, осудитьRussian
  • mahkumTurkish

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