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convict (wrongdoer)

Definition:

a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

convicts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

con [informal]

Etymology:

Latin convictus, past participle of convincere "to 'overcome' in argument"...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of convict...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Convict | Ex-convict | ex-con

"a person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison", sometimes referred to in slang as simply a "con". Convicts are often called prisoners or inmates. Persons convicted and sentenced to non-custodial ... (42 of 718 words)

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Convict (disambiguation)

an individual who has been found guilty of a crime. Convict may also refer to: Convicted felon, one who has been convicted of a felony crime in a court of law | convict cichlid, a species of fish | Convicts (album), an album by Australian rock band You... (46 of 152 words, 8 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

convict | convicted [synonym, sense-specific] | convictable [derived] | convictible [adjective, derived]

to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence | a person found guilty of an offence against the law, especially one who is sentenced to imprisonment | a ... (25 of 505 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

convict [entry 1, adjective, archaic]

having been convicted (3 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/convict

convict [entry 2, verb] | condemn [synonym, sense-specific] | absolve [antonym, sense-specific] | acquit [antonym, sense-specific] | clear [antonym, sense-specific] | exculpate [antonym, sense-specific] | exonerate [antonym, sense-specific] | vindicate [antonym, sense-specific] | accuse [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to find or prove to be guilty | to convince of error or sinfulness | to find a defendant guilty (18 of 131 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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convict [entry 3, noun] | con [synonym, sense-specific] | jailbird [synonym, sense-specific] | lifer [similar, sense-specific] | trusty [similar, sense-specific] | parolee [similar, sense-specific] | probationer [similar, sense-specific] | captive [similar, sense-specific] | capture [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a person convicted of and under sentence for a crime | a person serving a usually long prison sentence (18 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

convict | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present]

[law] To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime, especially by the verdict of a court | To show or declare to be blameworthy; condemn | ... (27 of 124 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

convict

declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law | a person found guilty of ... (31 of 111 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

convict | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present] | sentence [synonym, sense-specific] | disapprove [informal, synonym, sense-specific] | assigned servant [synonym, sense-specific] | con [synonym, sense-specific] | government man [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive] To find guilty as a result of legal proceedings, about of a crime | informally, notably in a moral sense; said about both perpetrator and act. | [law] A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body. | A person deported to a penal colony... (44 of 83 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

convict

to prove (a person) guilty | to judge and find guilty of an offense charged | to bring to a realization of one's guilt | a person found guilty of a ... (28 of 74 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

convict [transitive] | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present]

to prove in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime (14 of 67 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/convict

convict [countable, noun] | convicts [plural]

someone who is in prison because they have committed a crime (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

convict | convicted [archaic, synonym, sense-specific]

to prove or declare guilty of an offense, especially after a legal trial. | to impress with a sense of guilt. | a person proved or declared guilty of ... (27 of 57 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

convict [entry 1] | convicted [adjective, derived]

to decide officially in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime (15 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/convict 1

convict [entry 2]

someone who is in prison because they are guilty of a crime (12 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/convict 2

Encarta Dictionary:

convict | convicts [plural] | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle]

to declare somebody guilty of a crime in a court of law (often passive) | to reach a verdict of guilty | to show that somebody is in the wrong in some ... (30 of 128 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600098​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

convict

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: Latin convictus, past participle of convincere "to 'overcome' in argument". Replaced Old English verb oferstælan. The noun is ... (20 of 34 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

convict

Origin: Middle English: from Latin convict- "demonstrated, refuted, convicted", from the verb convincere (see "convince"). The noun is from ... (18 of 21 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

convict

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin convictus convicted of crime, from convincere to prove guilty, convince

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/convict

New World Dictionary:

convict

Origin: Middle English convicten from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere: see "convince"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/convict

Wiktionary:

convict | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Anglo-Norman convicter, from Latin convictus, the past participle of convincere 'convict'

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/convict

American Heritage Dictionary:

convict | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English convicten, from Latin convincere, convict-; see "convince".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/convict

Merriam-Webster:

convict [entry 2, verb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French convicter, from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere to refute, convict

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Encarta Dictionary:

convict | convicts [plural] | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin convict-, past participle of convincere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600098​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

convict [transitive] | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "convict"

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convict [countable, noun] | convicts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "convict"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

convict [transitive] | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle] | convicts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "convict"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/convict

convict [countable, noun] | convicts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "convict"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

convict [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "convict"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "convict"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/convict 1

convict [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "convict"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "convict"

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the Free Dictionary:

convict

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "convict"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "convict" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/convict

Google Dictionary:

convict | convicts [plural] | convicted [past tense] | convicting [present participle]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "convict"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "convict"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

convict

Audio: North American pronunciation of "convict"

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convict

Audio: North American pronunciation of "convict"

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YourDictionary Audio:

convict

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "convict" by speech synthesizer

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