from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To surmise to be true or probable; imagine: I suspect they are very disappointed.
- transitive v. To have doubts about; distrust: I suspect his motives.
- transitive v. To think (a person) guilty without proof: The police suspect her of murder.
- intransitive v. To have suspicion.
- n. One who is suspected, especially of having committed a crime.
- adj. Open to or viewed with suspicion: a suspect policy; suspect motives.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To imagine or suppose (something) to be true without evidence.
- v. To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).
- v. To believe (someone) to be guilty.
- v. To have suspicion.
- n. A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime.
- adj. To be viewed with suspicion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
- adj. Suspected; distrusted.
- n. Suspicion.
- n. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof.
- transitive v. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct.
- transitive v. To look up to; to respect.
- intransitive v. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To imagine to exist; have a vague or slight opinion of the existence of, often on weak or trivial evidence; mistrust; surmise.
- To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence or without proof.
- To hold to be uncertain; doubt; mistrust; distrust.
- To look up to; respect; esteem.
- To imagine guilt, danger, or the like; be suspicious.
- Suspected; suspicious.
- Doubtful; uncertain.
- n. A suspected person; one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
- n. Something suspicious; something causing suspicion.
- n. Suspicion.
- n. A vague or slight opinion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. imagine to be the case or true or probable
- adj. not as expected
- n. a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
- v. hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
- v. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
- n. someone who is under suspicion
Middle English suspecten, from Old French suspecter, from Latin suspectāre, frequentative of suspicere, to look up at, suspect : su-, sub-, from below; see sub- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin suspectus, perfect passive participle of suspiciō ("mistrust, suspect"), from sus-, combining form of sub ("under"), + speciō ("watch, look at"). (Wiktionary)