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CONVICT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convict mean? 

CONVICT (noun)
  The noun CONVICT has 2 senses:

1. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
2. a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence

  Familiarity information: CONVICT used as a noun is rare.


CONVICT (verb)
  The verb CONVICT has 1 sense:

1. find or declare guilty

  Familiarity information: CONVICT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVICT (noun)


Sense 1convict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

jailbird; convict; gaolbird; jail bird; yardbird; yard bird; con; inmate

Hypernyms ("convict" is a kind of...):

captive; prisoner (a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convict"):

lifer (a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment)

trusty (a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges)


Sense 2convict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who has been convicted of a criminal offence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("convict" is a kind of...):

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convict"):

first offender (someone convicted for the first time)

sex offender (someone who has been convicted of a sex crime)


CONVICT (verb)


Sense 1convict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Find or declare guilty

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced

Hypernyms (to "convict" is one way to...):

judge; label; pronounce (pronounce judgment on)

"Convict" entails doing...:

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "convict"):

reconvict (convict anew)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Antonym:

acquit (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges)


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