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Definitions of suspect

  1. To imagine guilt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To imagine to exist; to believe in the possible guilt of, without having proof; to doubt; mistrust. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To mistrust: to imagine to be guilty: to doubt: to conjecture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To mistrust; imagine to be guilty; conjecture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To imagine to exist; mistrust; conjecture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To infer the guilt of (a person) on slight or no evidence; distrust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To imagine guilt, etc.; be suspicious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To be suspicious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To imagine that something exists, but without proof; to mistrust; to imagine to be guilty; to doubt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To imagine or be of opinion that something exists, but without positive evidence; to mistrust; to doubt; to imagine to be guilty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. someone who is under suspicion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. A person believed, but not proved, to be guilty of some crime. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A doubtful or suspected person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Suspicious; inspiring distrust. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To look up to; to respect. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious. Newage Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for suspect

  1. Grace must never suspect that I did it on purpose. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. You don't suspect the people of the house?" – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
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