Complete Definition of "suspect"

English

Etymology
L. suspectus, perfect passive participle of suspicere, from sus-, combining form of sub#Latin|sub, under, + spicere, to appear.

Pronunciation
Verb:
*səspĕkt', /səsˈpɛkt/, /<tt>[email protected]"pEkt</tt>/
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Noun and adjective:
*sŭs'pĕkt, /ˈsʌspɛkt/, /<tt>"sVspEkt</tt>/
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛkt|-ɛkt

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitiveTo imagine or suppose (something) to be true without evidence.

#:I suspect his theory.

  1. transitiveTo distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).

#:I suspect him of lying.

  1. transitiveTo believe (someone) to be guilty without proof.

#:If you asked me who the thief is, I would suspect him.

  1. intransitive To have suspicion.

Synonyms
i-c|imagine or suppose to be true without evidence imagine, suppose, think
i-c|distrust|have doubts about distrust, doubt
i-c|believe to be guilty accuse, point the finger at

Translations
trans-top| imagine or suppose to be true without evidence
Finnish: epäillä
German: verdächtigen
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trans-top|distrust, have doubts about
Finnish: epäillä
German: suspekt
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trans-top|believe to be guilty
Arabic: ARchar|...اشتبه ب unicode|(ištábaha bi...)
Chinese: 懷疑, 怀疑 (huáiyí)
Danish: suspekt
Dutch: verdenken
Finnish: epäillä
French: soupçonner
German: verdächtigen
Hungarian: gyanúsitani
Italian: sospettare
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Japanese: 疑う (うたがう, utagau)
Korean: 의심하다 (euisimhada)
Portuguese: suspeitar
Russian: подозревать (podozrevát’)
Slovene: sumiti
Spanish: sospechar
Swedish: misstänka
Telugu: అనుమానించు (anumaaniMchu)
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trans-top|have suspicion
Finnish: epäillä
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Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime.

#:Round up the usual suspects. &mdash; Casablanca

Translations
trans-top|a person who is suspected of something
Finnish: epäilty
German: Verdächtige m f
Telugu: అనుమానితుడు (anumaanituDu) m, అనుమానితురాలు (anumaanituraalu) f
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. To be viewed with suspicion.

#:The figures in these accounts look suspect &mdash; I think someone has been cook the books|cooking the books.

Synonyms
i-c|to be viewed with suspicion dodgy (informal), doubtful, dubious, fishy (informal), suspicious

Translations
trans-top|to be viewed with suspicion
Czech: podezřelý m
Finnish: epäilyttävä (of things and actions), epäilyksenalainen (of a person)
German: verdächtig
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