convict Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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convictverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /kənˈvɪkt/
C2 to ​decideofficially in a ​lawcourt that someone is ​guilty of a ​crime: He has ​twice been convicted ofrobbery/​arson.
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adjective uk   us   /-ˈvɪk.tɪd/
a convicted ​murderer

convictnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.vɪkt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
someone who is in ​prison because they are ​guilty of a ​crime: an ​escaped convict
(Definition of convict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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convictverb [I/T]

 us   /kənˈvɪkt/
to ​decideofficially in a ​court of ​law that someone is ​guilty of a ​particularcrime: [T] There might not have been enough ​evidence to convict him.

convictnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·vɪkt/
someone who has been ​judgedguilty of a ​crime and is in ​prison as a ​result
(Definition of convict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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