Meaning of suspect

sus•pect

Pronunciation: (v.su-spekt'n.sus'pektadj.sus'pekt, su-spekt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof: to suspect a person of murder.
  2. to doubt or mistrust: I suspect his motives.
  3. to believe to be the case or to be likely or probable; surmise: I suspect his knowledge did not amount to much.
  4. to have some hint or foreknowledge of: I think she suspected the surprise.
—v.i.
  1. to believe something, esp. something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.
—n.
  1. a person who is suspected, esp. one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
—adj.
  1. suspected; open to or under suspicion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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