Definitions for suspect

Definitions for (noun) suspect

Main entry: defendant, suspect

Definition: a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

Main entry: suspect

Definition: someone who is under suspicion

Definitions for (verb) suspect

Main entry: distrust, suspect, mistrust

Definition: regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

Main entry: surmise, suspect

Definition: imagine to be the case or true or probable

Usage: I suspect he is a fugitive; I surmised that the butler did it

Main entry: suspect

Definition: hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

Usage: The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks

Definitions for (adj) suspect

Main entry: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious

Definition: not as expected

Usage: there was something fishy about the accident; up to some funny business; some definitely queer goings-on; a shady deal; her motives were suspect; suspicious behavior

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