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.


  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.


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


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


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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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