1. [ verb ] (logic) imagine to be true or to be the case

"I suspect that there is more to the story"

Related terms: surmise
2. [ verb ] imagine to be the case or true or probable
Synonyms: surmise

"I suspect he is a fugitive" "I surmised that the butler did it"

Related terms: guess guess
3. [ verb ] regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
Synonyms: distrust mistrust
Related terms: trust disbelieve doubt misgiving distrust
4. [ adjective ] (informal) not as expected
Synonyms: funny suspicious queer shady fishy

"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"

Related terms: colloquialism questionable
5. [ verb ] hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
Related terms: think
6. [ noun ] (criminal law) someone who is under suspicion
Related terms: person murder_suspect rape_suspect robbery_suspect distrust
7. [ verb ] consider unlikely or have doubts about
Synonyms: doubt distrust

"I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"

Related terms: question disbelieve doubt
8. [ noun ] (law) a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
Synonyms: defendant
Related terms: plaintiff litigant accused codefendant law
9. [ verb ] hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

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

Related terms: think think defendant
10. [ noun ] (law) a defendant in a criminal proceeding
Synonyms: defendant accused
Related terms: plaintiff defendant litigant respondent corespondent codefendant
Similar spelling:   suspected