Synonyms for Inmate:

n.

guest (noun)
lodger, tenant.
inhabitant (noun)
denizen, aboriginal, inhabitant, populace, population, citizen, occupant, resident, native, incumbent, lodger, tenant, dweller.
inmate (noun)
gaolbird, jailbird, convict, inpatient, internee, prisoner.
patient (noun)
prisoner, internee, patient.
prisoners (noun)
chain gang, battlefield detainee, captive, detainee, internee, ex-con.
resident (noun)
inhabitant.

Other synonyms:

captive
prisoner.
Other relevant words:
prisoner, ex-con, inpatient, internee, jailbird, convict, patient, captive, gaolbird, detainee.

Usage examples for inmate

  1. The situation, name, and history of Mrs. Fitzgerald were never mentioned by the Moseleys in public; but Jane, in the confidence of her affections, had told her lover who the inmate of the cottage was. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. The next morning, Leopold found himself an inmate of the crowded hospital, surrounded with the wounded and the maimed, the fevered and the dying. – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood