Conviction - REF

Conviction (noun):Meaning:

  1. A strong belief or opinion held firmly and with confidence.
  2. The act or process of finding someone guilty of a crime in a court of law.
  3. A feeling of being certain or convinced about something.

Examples:

  1. She had a deep conviction that honesty was the best policy.
  2. The judge handed down a conviction and sentenced the defendant to prison.
  3. His conviction that hard work leads to success kept him motivated.

Synonyms:

  1. Belief, certainty, assurance.
  2. Verdict, judgment, sentence.
  3. Assurance, confidence, certitude.

Antonyms:

  1. Doubt, uncertainty, skepticism.
  2. Acquittal, exoneration, innocence.
  3. Doubt, hesitation, indecision.

Collocations:

  1. Strong conviction: He held a strong conviction that education could change lives.
  2. Personal conviction: Her decision to become a vegetarian was based on personal convictions.
  3. Conviction rate: The city has seen an increase in the conviction rate for property crimes.

Idioms:

  1. Conviction in one's beliefs: His conviction in his beliefs gave him the strength to stand up for his principles.
  2. Beyond a reasonable doubt: In a criminal trial, the prosecution must prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  3. Conviction of the heart: His actions were guided by a conviction of the heart and a desire for justice.

Expressions:

  1. Hold a conviction: She holds a conviction that hard work is the key to success.
  2. Deep-seated conviction: His deep-seated convictions about social justice fueled his activism.
  3. Act on conviction: He chose to act on conviction rather than conform to popular opinion.

Phrases:

  1. Moral conviction: Her moral convictions guided her decisions in difficult situations.
  2. Conviction of wrongdoing: The court's conviction of wrongdoing led to significant penalties.
  3. Conviction and sentence: The judge announced the conviction and sentence after the trial.

Word Family (adjective):

  • Convicted (adjective): Found guilty of a crime and subject to punishment.

Word Family (verb):

  • Convict (verb): To find someone guilty of a crime and impose a punishment.

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