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English noun: convict

1. convict (person) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

Synonymscon, inmate, yard bird, yardbird

Broader (hypernym)captive, prisoner

Narrower (hyponym)lifer, trusty

2. convict (person) a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

Broader (hypernym)offender, wrongdoer

Narrower (hyponym)first offender, sex offender

English verb: convict

1. convict (communication) find or declare guilty

SamplesThe man was convicted of fraud and sentenced.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce

Narrower (hyponym)reconvict

Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

Antonymsacquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear

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