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Meaning of "convict" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONVICT

From Latin convictus convicted of crime, from convincere to prove guilty, convince.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVICT

convict  [kənˈvɪkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVICT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Convict is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb convict in English.

WHAT DOES CONVICT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Convict

A convict is "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 sentences often are not termed "convicts". Ex-convict is a common way of referring to a person who has been released from prison. The legal label of "ex-convict" has much wider lifelong implications, so the person may suffer long-term handicaps and social stigma, including restricting access to certain categories of employment. In the Australian context, the Federal government generally will not employ an ex-convict, but some other state organizations may or may not have a time limit restricting employment.

Definition of convict in the English dictionary

The first definition of convict in the dictionary is to pronounce guilty of an offence. Other definition of convict is a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment. Convict is also a person serving a prison sentence.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONVICT

PRESENT

Present
I convict
you convict
he/she/it convicts
we convict
you convict
they convict
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I convicted
you convicted
he/she/it convicted
we convicted
you convicted
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will convict
you will convict
he/she/it will convict
we will convict
you will convict
they will convict
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would convict
you would convict
he/she/it would convict
we would convict
you would convict
they would convict
Conditional continuous
I would be convicting
you would be convicting
he/she/it would be convicting
we would be convicting
you would be convicting
they would be convicting
Conditional perfect
I would have convict
you would have convict
he/she/it would have convict
we would have convict
you would have convict
they would have convict
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been convicting
you would have been convicting
he/she/it would have been convicting
we would have been convicting
you would have been convicting
they would have been convicting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you convict
we let´s convict
you convict
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to convict
Past participle
convicted
Present Participle
convicting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVICT


addict
əˈdɪkt
Benedict
ˈbɛnɪˌdɪkt
conflict
ˈkɒnflɪkt
contradict
ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt
depict
dɪˈpɪkt
dict
dɪkt
district
ˈdɪstrɪkt
evict
ɪˈvɪkt
faked
feɪkt
imperfect
ɪmˈpɜːfɪkt
object
ˈɒbdʒɪkt
perfect
ˈpɜːfɪkt
Pict
pɪkt
predict
prɪˈdɪkt
reconvict
ˌriːkənˈvɪkt
restrict
rɪˈstrɪkt
spiked
ˈspaɪkt
strict
strɪkt
subject
ˈsʌbdʒɪkt
verdict
ˈvɜːdɪkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVICT

convicinity
convictable
convictible
conviction
convictional
convictism
convictive
convictively
convince
convinced
convincement
convincer
convincible
convincing
convincingly
convincingness
convive
convivial
convivialist
conviviality

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVICT

afflict
class conflict
Congressional district
consolidated school district
constrict
delict
derelict
diamond district
drug addict
edict
eggs Benedict
federal district
heroin addict
indict
Lake District
Peak District
red-light district
school district
sex addict
subdistrict

Synonyms and antonyms of convict in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONVICT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «convict» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of convict

Translation of «convict» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVICT

Find out the translation of convict to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of convict from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «convict» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

判罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

condenar
570 millions of speakers

English

convict
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराधी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُدينُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осудить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

condenar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আসামি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

condamner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Banduan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verurteilen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

有罪と決定する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유죄를 입증하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Convict
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kết án
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றவாளியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोषी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hükümlü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

condannare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skazać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

визнавати винним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a condamna
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταδικάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gevangene
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

döma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

domfelle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of convict

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVICT»

The term «convict» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.689 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVICT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about convict

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONVICT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word convict.
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Duane Chapman
I've been a biker, I've been a convict, I've been a husband, father, and son.
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Duane Chapman
And I used to say, 'I'm black, too.' In other words, I - my whole life I've been called a half-breed, a convict, king of the trailer trash, this and that. I take that and stand.
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Anton Chekhov
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
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Johnnie Cochran
Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.
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Kool Moe Dee
I can appreciate that on one side, but we have to remember that the system is designed corruptly, and works against us, so you cant convict those who can benefit from the system, because its not neccesarily their fault.
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Jim DeMint
You could accuse Republicans of a lot of things, but you could never convict us of being too conservative!
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Lupe Fiasco
People don't understand that where I come from, everyone is either a convict, been in jail, been in a gang, is a hooligan of some sorts, but those are my brothers, my family and the people that I travel with. Those are the people that I roll with.
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Felix Frankfurter
It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach.
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Robert Shapiro
Our constitutionally-based criminal justice system places a high value on protecting the innocent. Among its central tenets is the idea that it is better to let a guilty person go free than to convict someone without evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
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David Simon
It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVICT»

Discover the use of convict in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to convict and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of ...
In this timely book, Alex Lichtenstein reveals the origins of this vicious penal slavery, explains its persistent and widespread popularity among whites, and charts its unhappy contribution to the rebirth of the South in the decades ...
Alex Lichtenstein, 1996
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One Dies, Get Another: Convict Leasing in the American ...
A study of convict leasing in the post-Civil War American South, an institution of unrelieved brutality.
Matthew J. Mancini, 1996
3
Convict Workers: Reinterpreting Australia's Past
Convict workers is a study in comparative history, noting the resemblances and the contrasts with indentured labour, slavery and punitive communities elsewhere.
Stephen Nicholas, 1988
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Would You Convict?: Seventeen Cases that Challenged the Law
The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life.
Paul H. Robinson, 1999
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Convict Criminology
The book includes provocative discussions of rehabilitation, recidivism, drug addiction, life inside different prison systems, transincarceration, discrimination against felons, fathers in prison, and children in adult jails.
Jeffrey Ian Ross, Stephen C. Richards, Ph.d., 2003
6
Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia
This analysis of female transports to Australia reveals their significant contribution to the new economy.
Deborah Oxley, 1996
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The Convict and the Colonel: A Story of Colonialism and ...
A classic ethnographic exploration of historical consciousness on the Caribbean island of Martinique.
Richard Price, 2006
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Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness - ...
In Convict Conditioning Paul Wade has laid out a logical and effective "zero to hero" progression in key bodyweight strength exercises and presented a solid training philosophy. Get this book.
Paul Wade, 2012
9
Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photographs
Taken shortly before the infamous Tasmanian penal settlement closed for good, these images record the faces of men sent to Australia on convict ships between the 1820s and 1850s.
Edwin Barnard, 2010
10
Convict Women
Beginning with the story of Maria Lord - convict, pioneer family woman, successful entrepreneur and abandoned wife - the book looks at the central themes of convict women's history in Australia, ranging from the female factories and orphan ...
Kay Daniels, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVICT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term convict is used in the context of the following news items.
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The jig is up: Why the media were right to convict Bill Cosby
During the months when one woman after another was accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, I would sometimes get complaints from viewers ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
The Shot That Dropped Escaped Convict David Sweat Was Incredible
Sgt. Jay Cook displayed incredible poise, courage, and shooting in apprehending escaped prisoner David Sweat. Following what may be the ... «Task & Purpose, Jul 15»
3
Wanted convict known to visit Barrie, Orillia area
Daniel Varcoe, 31, is serving a six-year, 10-month sentence for flight from police, break and enter, theft and driving offences. He is known to ... «Simcoe.com, Jul 15»
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Manny Pacquiao Visits Indonesian Death Row Convict Mary Jane …
MANILA, Philippines -- Boxing's only eight division world champion and Filipino ring icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao reportedly paid a visit to ... «Yibada, Jul 15»
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Convict gets $ 1 mil damages after 6-day ERECTION in jail cell left …
A former inmate who was forced to suffer through a painful six-day erection which left him impotent, has been handed a $US750,000 ($1 ... «Malaysia Chronicle, Jul 15»
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First ex-convict to receive electronic monitoring device in Latvia in …
In mid-August 2015, Latvia could have the first ex-convict to receive an electronic monitoring device, as Mihails Papsujevics, head of the State ... «The Baltic Course, Jul 15»
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Exonerated convict hasn't seen a dime of his $6M settlement
A Brooklyn man who spent half his life behind bars for a murder he didn't commit says the lawyers that got him freed are committing another ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Hartford Jury Takes Two Hours To Convict Man In 2013 Murder
HARTFORD — A Superior Court jury took about two hours Monday to convict a Hartford man of aiding his brother in the murder of a man who ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
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How convict escaped from Fort Madison prison
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad called the escape of an inmate from the state's maximum security prison “stupid” but “ingenious,” and he called ... «WQAD.com, Jul 15»
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Judicial Liberal Bias Forces Jury to Convict JONAH in Trial With …
Last Thursday, the seven-member jury in the trial pitting the $280 million Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) against the small Jewish ... «Christian Post, Jul 15»

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