|1.||[ verb ] (logic) imagine to be true or to be the case|
"I suspect that there is more to the story"
|2.||[ verb ] imagine to be the case or true or probable|
"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|
|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|
|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|
"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|
|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|
|Related terms:||plaintiff defendant litigant respondent corespondent codefendant|