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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Find or declare guilty.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Find or declare guilty. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison; A person who has been found guilty.

Usage examples (23)
  • Mr Jones was convicted of not paying his taxes.
  • Verb (used with object) : to convict a prisoner of a felony
  • The convict was a young man of about four – and – twenty.
  • At least we would know the convict was a crook from the get go. for more
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  • ''convict" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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