Definition of Suspect

1. Noun. Someone who is under suspicion.




2. Verb. Imagine to be the case or true or probable. "I surmised that the butler did it"
Exact synonyms: Surmise
Generic synonyms: Guess, Hazard, Pretend, Venture
Derivative terms: Surmise, Suspicion

3. Adjective. Not as expected. "Suspicious behavior"
Exact synonyms: Fishy, Funny, Shady, Suspicious
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Questionable
Derivative terms: Suspiciousness

4. Noun. A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused.
Exact synonyms: Defendant
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Accused, Co-defendant, Codefendant
Generic synonyms: Litigant, Litigator
Derivative terms: Defend
Antonyms: Plaintiff

5. Verb. Regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in. "They want to suspect the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Distrust, Mistrust
Generic synonyms: Disbelieve, Discredit
Specialized synonyms: Doubt
Derivative terms: Distrust, Distrust, Mistrust, Mistrust, Suspicion
Antonyms: Trust, Trust

6. Verb. Hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty. "They suspect him to write the letter"; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
Generic synonyms: Guess, Imagine, Opine, Reckon, Suppose, Think
Derivative terms: Suspicion

Definition of Suspect

1. a. Suspicious; inspiring distrust.

2. n. Suspicion.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.

Definition of Suspect

1. Verb. (transitive) To imagine or suppose (something) to be true without evidence. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To believe (someone) to be guilty. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To have suspicion. ¹

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

6. Adjective. To be viewed with suspicion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suspect

1. to think guilty on slight evidence [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Suspect

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Many are inclined to suspect that Shakespeare has been seduced into an exaggeration ... Now we suspect that an Italian audience, in the fifteenth century, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1871)
"... of Leith that ar suspect of this contagius ... or that has l«ne in suspect place, cum or n>j>air to this toune or ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1904)
"The Law of the suspect [1793 affairs, and which had hitherto been under the influence of Danton. The Commune also secured a grant of a million weekly for ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"If Bennet, consulting with his said partner, did not discover or suspect that Pope's "efficiency had been impaired," then how could this be shown on a ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... by his triming Behaviour in this Transaction, haveing given Cause enough to suspect his Fidelity, and apprehending a Design of his Sligo. own Men to ..."

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