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con·vict

 (kən-vĭkt′)
v. con·vict·ed, con·vict·ing, con·victs
v.tr.
1. Law To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime, especially by the verdict of a court: The jury convicted the defendant of manslaughter.
2. To show or declare to be blameworthy; condemn: His remarks convicted him of a lack of sensitivity.
3. To make aware of one's sinfulness or guilt.
v.intr.
To return a verdict of guilty in a court: "We need jurors ... who will not convict merely because they are suspicious" (Scott Turow).
n. (kŏn′vĭkt′) Law
1. A person found or declared guilty of an offense or crime.
2. A person serving a sentence of imprisonment.

[Middle English convicten, from Latin convincere, convict-; see convince.]

convict

vb (tr)
(Law) to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence
n
1. (Law) a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment
2. (Law) a person serving a prison sentence
adj
obsolete convicted
[C14: from Latin convictus convicted of crime, from convincere to prove guilty, convince]
conˈvictable, conˈvictible adj

con•vict

(v., adj. kənˈvɪkt; n. ˈkɒn vɪkt)

v.t.
1. to prove or declare guilty of an offense, esp. after a legal trial.
2. to impress with a sense of guilt.
n.
3. a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.
4. a person serving a prison sentence.
adj.
5. Archaic. convicted.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin convictus, past participle of convincere to overcome (in a suit), convict; see convince]
con•vict′a•ble, con•vict′i•ble, adj.
con•vic′tive, adj.
con•vic′tive•ly, adv.

convict


Past participle: convicted
Gerund: convicting

Imperative
convict
convict
Present
I convict
you convict
he/she/it convicts
we convict
you convict
they convict
Preterite
I convicted
you convicted
he/she/it convicted
we convicted
you convicted
they convicted
Present Continuous
I am convicting
you are convicting
he/she/it is convicting
we are convicting
you are convicting
they are convicting
Present Perfect
I have convicted
you have convicted
he/she/it has convicted
we have convicted
you have convicted
they have convicted
Past Continuous
I was convicting
you were convicting
he/she/it was convicting
we were convicting
you were convicting
they were convicting
Past Perfect
I had convicted
you had convicted
he/she/it had convicted
we had convicted
you had convicted
they had convicted
Future
I will convict
you will convict
he/she/it will convict
we will convict
you will convict
they will convict
Future Perfect
I will have convicted
you will have convicted
he/she/it will have convicted
we will have convicted
you will have convicted
they will have convicted
Future Continuous
I will be convicting
you will be convicting
he/she/it will be convicting
we will be convicting
you will be convicting
they will be convicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been convicting
you have been convicting
he/she/it has been convicting
we have been convicting
you have been convicting
they have been convicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been convicting
you will have been convicting
he/she/it will have been convicting
we will have been convicting
you will have been convicting
they will have been convicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been convicting
you had been convicting
he/she/it had been convicting
we had been convicting
you had been convicting
they had been convicting
Conditional
I would convict
you would convict
he/she/it would convict
we would convict
you would convict
they would convict
Past Conditional
I would have convicted
you would have convicted
he/she/it would have convicted
we would have convicted
you would have convicted
they would have convicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convict - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prisonconvict - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
2.convict - a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
first offender - someone convicted for the first time
sex offender - someone who has been convicted of a sex crime
Verb1.convict - find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
reconvict - convict anew
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
acquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

convict

verb
1. find guilty, sentence, condemn, imprison, pronounce guilty There was sufficient evidence to convict him.
noun
1. prisoner, criminal, con (slang), lag (slang), villain, felon, jailbird, malefactor The prison houses only lifers and convicts on death row.
Translations
مُدان، مَحكوم بالسَّجْنيُدينُيُدين، يُجرِّم
usvědčittrestanec
domfældedømmefangeindsatkende skyldig
tuomita rikoksesta
osuđen
elítélt
refsifangisakfella
有罪と決定する
유죄를 입증하다
kalinysnuteistasispripažinti kaltuteistumas
atzit par vainigukatordznieksnotiesatnotiesatais
trestanecusvedčiť
obsoditiobsojenec
döma
พิสูจน์ว่ามีความผิด
hükümlümahkûm etmeksuçlu bulmak
kết án

convict

[ˈkɒnvɪkt]
A. N (= prisoner) → presidiario/a m/f
B. [kənˈvɪkt] VTdeclarar culpable (of de) → condenar
a convicted murdererun asesino convicto y confeso
he was convicted of drunken drivingfue condenado por conducir en estado de embriaguez
C. [kənˈvɪkt] VI [jury] → condenar
D. [ˈkɒnvɪkt] CPD convict settlement Ncolonia f de presidiarios

convict

[kənˈvɪkt]
vt [+ defendant] → déclarer coupable, reconnaître coupable
to convict sb of sth [+ crime] → déclarer qn coupable de qch, reconnaître qn coupable de qch
He was convicted of the murder → Il a été reconnu coupable du meurtre.
[ˈkɒnvɪkt] ndétenu m

convict

nSträfling m, → Zuchthäusler(in) m(f)
vt
(Jur) personverurteilen (of wegen), für schuldig erklären (→ of +gen); a convicted criminalein verurteilter Verbrecher, eine verurteilte Verbrecherin; to get somebody convictedjds Verurteilung (acc)bewirken
(actions etc: = betray) → überführen; to stand convicted by one’s own actionsdurch sein Handeln überführt werden
vijdn verurteilen; the jury refused to convictdie Geschworenen lehnten es ab, einen Schuldspruch zu fällen

convict

[n ˈkɒnvɪkt; vb kənˈvɪkt]
1. ncarcerato/a
2. vt to convict (of)riconoscere colpevole (di), dichiarare colpevole (di)
convicted murderer → persona riconosciuta colpevole di omicidio

convict

(kənˈvikt) verb
to prove or declare (someone) guilty. She was convicted of theft.
(ˈkonvikt) noun
a person serving a sentence for a crime. Two of the convicts have escaped from prison.
conˈviction (-ʃən) noun
1. the passing of a sentence on a guilty person. She has had two convictions for drunken driving.
2. (a) strong belief. It's my conviction that he's right.

convict

يُدينُ usvědčit dømme verurteilen καταδικάζω condenar tuomita rikoksesta condamner osuđen condannare 有罪と決定する 유죄를 입증하다 veroordelen domfelle skazać condenar осудить döma พิสูจน์ว่ามีความผิด hükümlü kết án 判罪

convict

n. preso-a, detenido-a, presidiario-a.
References in classic literature ?
The way he acted, and the way his axe fit the wound, was enough to convict any man.
who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst hurl him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne
I have nothing in common with the clumsy rank and file of my profession, who convict themselves, before recorders and magistrates, of the worst of all offenses -- incurable stupidity in the exercise of their own vocation.
Dick with me, because, acutely sensitive to my aunt's reverses, and sincerely believing that no galley-slave or convict worked as I did, he had begun to fret and worry himself out of spirits and appetite, as having nothing useful to do.
Attendance none shall need, nor Train, where none Are to behold the Judgement, but the judg'd, Those two; the third best absent is condemn'd, Convict by flight, and Rebel to all Law Conviction to the Serpent none belongs.
Less than one half of this weighty evidence would have been sufficient to convict any old woman, poor and ugly, even though she had not been a Jewess.
The monster had fled up the gutter-spout like a cat or a convict who--everybody knew that also--would scale the very skies, with the help of a gutter-spout.
When a small child is lost, or a convict has escaped from prison, or the forest is on fire, or some menace from the weather is at hand, the telephone bells clang out the news, just as the nerves jangle the bells of pain when the body is in danger.
Their fashion of philosophizing, however, is well suited to persons whose abilities fall below mediocrity; for the obscurity of the distinctions and principles of which they make use enables them to speak of all things with as much confidence as if they really knew them, and to defend all that they say on any subject against the most subtle and skillful, without its being possible for any one to convict them of error.
For if, O men of Athens, by force of persuasion and entreaty I could overpower your oaths, then I should be teaching you to believe that there are no gods, and in defending should simply convict myself of the charge of not believing in them.
With the universal adoption of Colour, all distinctions would cease; Regularity would be confused with Irregularity; development would give place to retrogression; the Workman would in a few generations be degraded to the level of the Military, or even the Convict Class; political power would be in the hands of the greatest number, that is to say the Criminal Classes, who were already more numerous than the Workmen, and would soon out-number all the other Classes put together when the usual Compensative Laws of Nature were violated.
At others I would find him on the campstool, sitting in his gray sleeping suit and with his cropped dark hair like a patient, unmoved convict.