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convict

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
convictcon‧vict1 /kənˈvɪkt/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  SCTGUILTYto prove or officially announce that someone is guilty of a crime after a trial in a law court opp acquitconvict somebody of something She was convicted of shoplifting.convict somebody on something He was convicted on fraud charges. a convicted murderer
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convictThe couple were convicted in December.He was never convicted of anything in this country.Instead of being convicted of first-degree murder, Mitchell got six years for voluntary manslaughter.In due course, she was charged with and convicted of obstruction of a police constable in the execution of his duty.Naturalization Service improperly permitted naturalization of immigrants convicted of serious crimes.convicted on ... chargesBut in 1998 those prisons held 236,800 people convicted on drug charges-57 percent more than had been there in 1990.Officials said he had been at San Quentin since June of this year after being convicted on murder charges.The men, convicted on espionage charges, had been sentenced to 15-year prison terms in 1987.Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted on related fraud charges last May.
Related topics: Jail & punishment
convictcon‧vict2 /ˈkɒnvɪkt $ ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable]  SCJsomeone who has been proved to be guilty of a crime and sent to prison an escaped convict
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convictHoward plays a convict conscripted with others to help battle a flood along the banks of the Mississippi in 1927.State law bars convicts from holding offices invested with executive or legislative authority.She walked through, feeling like a condemned convict.There was a report on the news about an escaped convict.We were a bunch of convicts, we were.Fujimori has ruled out releasing convicts.Fifty-two convicts began a hunger strike on November 30th.These were State enterprises, engineered by the military, and using convict and forced labour.Sakhalin was an island where convicts were sent, 700 miles form Khabarovsk.
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Verb table
convict
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconvict
he, she, itconvicts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconvicted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave convicted
he, she, ithas convicted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad convicted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill convict
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have convicted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam convicting
he, she, itis convicting
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you, we, theyare convicting
Past
I, he, she, itwas convicting
you, we, theywere convicting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been convicting
he, she, ithas been convicting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been convicting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be convicting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been convicting
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