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sus·pect

 (sə-spĕkt′)
v. sus·pect·ed, sus·pect·ing, sus·pects
v.tr.
1. To consider (something) to be true or probable on little or no evidence: I suspect they are very disappointed.
2. To have doubts about (something); distrust: I suspect his motives.
3. To consider (a person) guilty without proof: The police suspect her of murder.
v.intr.
To have suspicion.
n. (sŭs′pĕkt′)
One who is suspected, especially of having committed a crime.
adj. (sŭs′pĕkt′, sə-spĕkt′)
Open to or viewed with suspicion: a suspect policy; suspect motives.

[Middle English suspecten, from Old French suspecter, from Latin suspectāre, frequentative of suspicere, to look up at, suspect : su-, sub-, from below; see sub- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

suspect

vb
1. (tr) to believe guilty of a specified offence without proof
2. (tr) to think false, questionable, etc: she suspected his sincerity.
3. (tr; may take a clause as object) to surmise to be the case; think probable: to suspect fraud.
4. (intr) to have suspicion
n
a person who is under suspicion
adj
causing or open to suspicion
[C14: from Latin suspicere to mistrust, from sub- + specere to look]
susˈpecter n
ˈsuspectless adj

sus•pect

(v. səˈspɛkt; n. ˈsʌs pɛkt; adj. ˈsʌs pɛkt, səˈspɛkt)

v.t.
1. to believe to be guilty, with little or no proof: to suspect a person of murder.
2. to doubt or mistrust: I suspect his motives.
3. to believe to be the case or to be likely or probable; surmise.
v.i.
4. to believe something, esp. something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.
n.
5. a person who is suspected, esp. one suspected of a crime or offense.
6. a person known to have committed an unlawful act.
adj.
7. suspected; open to or under suspicion.
[1250–1300; < Latin suspectus, past participle of suspicere to look up at = su- su- + specere to look at]

suspect

1. In counterdrug operations, a track of interest where correlating information actually ties the track of interest to alleged illegal drug operations. See also counterdrug operations; special interest target; track of interest.
2. An identity applied to a track that is potentially hostile because of its characteristics, behavior, origin, or nationality. See also assumed friend; hostile; neutral; unknown.

suspect


Past participle: suspected
Gerund: suspecting

Imperative
suspect
suspect
Present
I suspect
you suspect
he/she/it suspects
we suspect
you suspect
they suspect
Preterite
I suspected
you suspected
he/she/it suspected
we suspected
you suspected
they suspected
Present Continuous
I am suspecting
you are suspecting
he/she/it is suspecting
we are suspecting
you are suspecting
they are suspecting
Present Perfect
I have suspected
you have suspected
he/she/it has suspected
we have suspected
you have suspected
they have suspected
Past Continuous
I was suspecting
you were suspecting
he/she/it was suspecting
we were suspecting
you were suspecting
they were suspecting
Past Perfect
I had suspected
you had suspected
he/she/it had suspected
we had suspected
you had suspected
they had suspected
Future
I will suspect
you will suspect
he/she/it will suspect
we will suspect
you will suspect
they will suspect
Future Perfect
I will have suspected
you will have suspected
he/she/it will have suspected
we will have suspected
you will have suspected
they will have suspected
Future Continuous
I will be suspecting
you will be suspecting
he/she/it will be suspecting
we will be suspecting
you will be suspecting
they will be suspecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suspecting
you have been suspecting
he/she/it has been suspecting
we have been suspecting
you have been suspecting
they have been suspecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suspecting
you will have been suspecting
he/she/it will have been suspecting
we will have been suspecting
you will have been suspecting
they will have been suspecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suspecting
you had been suspecting
he/she/it had been suspecting
we had been suspecting
you had been suspecting
they had been suspecting
Conditional
I would suspect
you would suspect
he/she/it would suspect
we would suspect
you would suspect
they would suspect
Past Conditional
I would have suspected
you would have suspected
he/she/it would have suspected
we would have suspected
you would have suspected
they would have suspected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suspect - someone who is under suspicionsuspect - someone who is under suspicion  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
murder suspect - someone suspected of committing murder
rape suspect - someone who is suspected of committing rape
robbery suspect - someone suspected of committing robbery
2.suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of lawsuspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
accused - a defendant in a criminal proceeding
codefendant, co-defendant - a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
litigant, litigator - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
Verb1.suspect - imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
hazard, guess, venture, pretend - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
2.suspect - regard as untrustworthysuspect - regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
disbelieve, discredit - reject as false; refuse to accept
doubt - lack confidence in or have doubts about; "I doubt these reports"; "I suspect her true motives"; "she distrusts her stepmother"
3.suspect - hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
guess, reckon, suppose, think, imagine, opine - expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
Adj.1.suspect - not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"

suspect

verb
1. believe, feel, guess, consider, suppose, conclude, fancy, speculate, conjecture, surmise, hazard a guess, have a sneaking suspicion, think probable I suspect they were right.
believe be certain, be confident of, know, buy (slang), accept, swallow (informal)
2. distrust, doubt, mistrust, smell a rat (informal), harbour suspicions about, have your doubts about You don't really think he suspects you, do you?
distrust trust, have faith in, think innocent
noun
1. accused, defendant, suspected person Police have arrested a suspect in a series of killings in the city.
adjective
1. dubious, doubtful, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), questionable, fishy (informal), iffy (informal), open to suspicion Delegates evacuated the building when a suspect package was found.
dubious innocent, above suspicion

suspect

verb
To lack trust or confidence in:
adjective
Of dubious character:
Informal: fishy.
Translations
مُشْتَبَهٌ بِهِمُشْتَبَه بِه، مَشْبوهمَشْكوك فيه، مَشْبوهيَرْتابُ في، يَشْتَبِهيَشْتَبِهُ بِ
podezřelýpodezřívatdomnívat senedůvěřovat
mistænktmistrosuspekttvivlsomhave mistanke om
epäilläepäilty
osumnjičenisumnjati
gyanúsítgyanúsítottgyanakodikgyanakszik
grunagrunsamlegurmaîur sem er grunaîur um e-îtortryggja
容疑者疑いをかける
용의자의심하다
įtariamasisįtarimasįtartiįtarumasžiūrėti su įtarimu į
aizdomās turētaisaizdomīgsapšaubāmsapšaubītlikties
podozrievať
domnevatiosumljenecsumiti
misstänkamisstänkt
ผู้ต้องสงสัยสงสัย
kuşkulanmakolduğunu düşünmeksanıksanmakşüpheli
nghi ngờngười bị tình nghi

suspect

[ˈsʌspekt]
A. ADJ [person, package] → sospechoso; [motives] → dudoso, sospechoso; [testimony] → dudoso
his credentials are suspectsu historial deja lugar a muchas dudas
B. Nsospechoso/a m/f
the prime or chief suspect is the butlerel principal sospechoso es el mayordomo
is she a suspect?¿está ella bajo sospecha?
the usual suspects (fig) → los de siempre, los habituales
C. [səsˈpekt] VT
1. (= have suspicions about) [+ person] → sospechar de; [+ plot] → sospechar la existencia de
he never suspected herél nunca sospechó de ella
to suspect sb of a crimesospechar que algn ha cometido un crimen
I suspect her of having stolen itsospecho que ella lo ha robado
he suspects nothingno sospecha nada
2. (= believe) I suspect it's not paid forsospecho que or me temo que no está remunerado
I suspect it may be truetengo la sospecha de que puede ser verdad, sospecho que or me temo que puede ser verdad
foul play is not suspectedno se advierten indicios de juego sucio
I suspected you weren't listeningme figuraba or me imaginaba que no estabas escuchando
I suspected as muchya me lo figuraba or imaginaba

suspect

[ˈsʌspɛkt]
adj [package, product, affair, idea] → suspect(e)
a suspect package → un colis suspect
nsuspect(e) m/f
[səˈspɛkt] vt
(= believe likely) to suspect (that) ... → soupçonner que ...
He suspected that she was using heroin → Il soupçonnait qu'elle prenait de l'héroïne.
I suspect the boy is in love → Je soupçonne que le garçon est amoureux.
(= believe to be guilty) [+ person] → soupçonner, suspecter
He was suspected of treason → Il fut soupçonné de trahison., Il fut suspecté de trahison.
(= have doubts about) [+ honesty, motives] → douter de
She suspected her husband's honesty → Elle doutait de l'honnêteté de son mari.

suspect

nVerdächtige(r) mf
vt
personverdächtigen (→ of sth einer Sache gen), → in Verdacht haben; plot, swindlevermuten, ahnen, argwöhnen (geh); I suspect her of having stolen it/written itich habe sie im Verdacht or ich verdächtige sie, es gestohlen/geschrieben zu haben; he is suspected of being a member of this sect, he is a suspected member of this secter steht im Verdacht or man verdächtigt ihn, Mitglied dieser Sekte zu sein; the suspected bank robber/terrorist etcder mutmaßliche Bankräuber/Terrorist etc; he suspects nothinger ahnt nichts; does he suspect anything?hat er Verdacht geschöpft?
(= doubt) truthbezweifeln, anzweifeln; motiveargwöhnisch sein gegenüber
(= think likely)vermuten; I suspected as muchdas habe ich doch vermutet or geahnt, das habe ich mir doch gedacht; a suspected case of measlesein Fall, bei dem Verdacht auf Masern besteht; he was taken to hospital with a suspected heart attacker wurde mit dem Verdacht auf Herzinfarkt ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert; suspected cases of child abusemögliche Fälle von Kindesmissbrauch
vieinen Verdacht haben

suspect

[adj, n ˈsʌspɛkt; vb səˈspɛkt]
1. adjsospetto/a
2. npersona sospetta
3. vt (person) to suspect (of)sospettare (di); (think likely) to suspect thatsospettare che + sub, supporre che + sub
to suspect sb of a crime → sospettare qn di un delitto
I suspect his motives → non mi convince
I suspect that he is the author → immagino che sia lui l'autore
he suspects nothing → non sospetta niente

suspect

(səˈspekt) verb
1. to think (a person etc) guilty. Whom do you suspect (of the crime)?; I suspect him of killing the girl.
2. to distrust. I suspected her motives / air of honesty.
3. to think probable. I suspect that she's trying to hide her true feelings; I began to suspect a plot.
noun (ˈsaspekt)
a person who is thought guilty. There are three possible suspects in this murder case.
adjective
not trustworthy. I think his statement is suspect.
suspicion (səˈspiʃən) noun
1. the process of suspecting or being suspected; the/a feeling causing a person to suspect. They looked at each other with suspicion; I have a suspicion that she is not telling the truth.
2. a slight quantity or trace. There was a suspicion of triumph in his tone.
suspicious (səˈspiʃəs) adjective
1. having or showing suspicion. I'm always suspicious of men like him; a suspicious glance.
2. causing or arousing suspicion. suspicious circumstances.
suspiciously (səˈspiʃəsli) adverb
suˈspiciousness noun

suspect

مُشْتَبَهٌ بِهِ, يَشْتَبِهُ بِ domnívat se, podezřelý have mistanke om, mistænkt verdächtigen, Verdächtiger υποπτεύομαι, ύποπτος sospechar, sospechoso epäillä, epäilty soupçonner, suspect osumnjičeni, sumnjati sospettare, sospetto 容疑者, 疑いをかける 용의자, 의심하다 verdachte, vermoeden mistenke, mistenkt podejrzany, podejrzewać suspeitar, suspeito подозреваемый, подозревать misstänka, misstänkt ผู้ต้องสงสัย, สงสัย kuşkulanmak, zanlı nghi ngờ, người bị tình nghi 嫌疑犯, 怀疑

suspect

a. sospechoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
I suspect that the real attraction was a large library of fine books, which was left to dust and spiders since Uncle March died.
That she was seeing with different eyes and making the acquaintance of new conditions in herself that colored and changed her environment, she did not yet suspect.
If I should go back to him, the cunning varmint would suspect something, and be dodging through the trees like a frightened deer.
I can't do it at night, for I know John would suspect something at once.
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
Brom Bones, too, who, shortly after his rival's disappearance conducted the blooming Katrina in triumph to the altar, was observed to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related, and always burst into a hearty laugh at the mention of the pumpkin; which led some to suspect that he knew more about the matter than he chose to tell.
You see, you see, you KNOW that you do and that you already quite suspect I believe it; therefore, why not frankly confess it to me, so that we may at least live with it together and learn perhaps, in the strangeness of our fate, where we are and what it means?
In much the same way do the commonalty lead their leaders in many other things, at the same time that the leaders little suspect it.
Have you no reason to suspect, when he goes out with the horses to exercise them or to take a message, that he stops about talking to his acquaintances, or goes into houses where he has no business, leaving the horses outside?
Indeed, I have reason to suspect myself on this head; and each year, as the tax-gatherer comes round, I find myself disposed to review the acts and position of the general and State governments, and the spirit of the people to discover a pretext for conformity.
How womankind, who are confined to the house still more than men, stand it I do not know; but I have ground to suspect that most of them do not STAND it at all.
I do suspect that they escaped, but if they did, I am not sorry, certainly.