Suspect meaning

sə-spĕkt'
To have doubts about (something); distrust.

I suspect his motives.

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To consider (a person) guilty without proof.

The police suspect her of murder.

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To have suspicion.
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To be suspicious; have suspicion.
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A person believed to have committed a crime and who is, therefore, being investigated by the police. Having a slight belief or a vague idea but not a knowledge that something happened or that someone did something.
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The definition of a suspect is a person believed to have committed a crime.

An example of a suspect is a person seen leaving the scene of a robbery with one of the stolen televisions.

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Suspect is defined as to think something is likely or believe someone has done something wrong or is guilty of something.

An example of to suspect is a girlfriend thinking her boyfriend is cheating on her.

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To consider (something) to be true or probable on little or no evidence.

I suspect they are very disappointed.

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One who is suspected, especially of having committed a crime.
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Open to or viewed with suspicion.

A suspect policy; suspect motives.

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To believe (someone) to be guilty of something specified, on little or no evidence.
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To believe to be bad, wrong, harmful, questionable, etc.; distrust.
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To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose.
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Viewed with suspicion; suspected.
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A person who is suspected, esp. one suspected of a crime, etc.
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To imagine or suppose (something) to be true, or to exist, without proof.

To suspect the presence of disease.

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To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).

To suspect the truth of a story.

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To believe (someone) to be guilty.

I suspect him of being the thief.

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(intransitive) To have suspicion.
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A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime.

Round up the usual suspects. "” Casablanca.

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Viewed with suspicion; suspected.
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Origin of suspect

  • Middle English suspecten from Old French suspecter from Latin suspectāre frequentative of suspicere to look up at, suspect su-, sub- from below sub– specere to look at spek- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin suspectus, perfect passive participle of suspiciō (“mistrust, suspect"), from sus-, combining form of sub (“under"), + speciō (“watch, look at").
    From Wiktionary