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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
sus•pect /v. səˈspɛkt; n. ˈsʌspɛkt;WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
adj. ˈsʌspɛkt, səˈspɛkt/USA pronunciation
- to believe (something) to be the case;
surmise: [~ + (that) clause]I suspected (that) he might have left already, and I was right.[~ + object]I only suspected it; I wasn't positive.
- to believe to be guilty, with little or no proof:[~ + object (+ of + object)]to suspect a person of murder.
- to doubt or mistrust:[~ + object]I suspect his motives.
- one who is suspected, esp. of a crime.
- open to or under suspicion;
not certain:He offered some suspect arguments and I knew they were wrong, but I couldn't quite pin down why.
(v. sə spekt′;n. sus′pekt;
adj. sus′pekt, sə spekt′),USA pronunciation v.t.
- to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof:to suspect a person of murder.
- to doubt or mistrust:I suspect his motives.
- to believe to be the case or to be likely or probable;
surmise:I suspect his knowledge did not amount to much.
- to have some hint or foreknowledge of:I think she suspected the surprise.
- to believe something, esp. something evil or wrong, to be the case;
- a person who is suspected, esp. one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
open to or under suspicion.
- Latin suspectāre, equivalent. to su- su- + spectāre, frequentative of specere to look at
- Middle English (adjective, adjectival) 1250–1300
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged guess, conjecture, suppose.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
suspect vb /səˈspɛkt/
- (transitive) to believe guilty of a specified offence without proof
- (transitive) to think false, questionable, etc: she suspected his sincerity
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to surmise to be the case; think probable: to suspect fraud
- (intransitive) to have suspicion
- a person who is under suspicion
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin suspicere to mistrust, from sub- + specere to look
- causing or open to suspicion