Definition of suspectum
1. suspect [ v ] imagine to be true or to be the case
Examples: "I suspect that there is more to the story"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
But it is to say that this need is far more important for such infatuation than most_of the pundits seem to have suspected .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
I suspect that there are far more unreconstructed ones than the North likes to believe .
(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
Broad and Ross have lately contended that this fitness is one of the main facts of ethics , and I suspect they are right .
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Suspecting an ambush , the two deputies decided to ride up a side canyon taking a short_cut into Catskill .
(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
No_one will even suspect that it is your work '' .Synonyms suspect Related Terms surmise
2. suspect [ v ] imagine to be the case or true or probable
Examples: "I suspect he is a fugitive" "I surmised that the butler did it"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
There is a break in continuity just before the fourth variation in the `` Forellen '' movement , and I suspect that this is_due to imperfect splicing between sides of the original SPs .Synonyms suspect surmise Related Terms guess guess
3. suspect [ v ] regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence inUsed in print:
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He suspected something underhanded and furtive about him .Synonyms distrust suspect mistrust Related Terms trust disbelieve doubt misgiving distrust
4. suspect [ a ] (informal) not as expected
Examples: "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"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
That this abandonment takes_place on a stage , during an ' artistic ' performance , is enough to associate Jacoby with art , and to bring_down upon him the punishment for art ; that_is , he is suspect , guilty , punishable , as is anyone in Mann 's stories who produces illusion , and this is true even_though the constant elements of the artist nature , technique , magic , guilt and suffering , are divided in this story between Jacoby and La^utner .
(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
Since **f is ferromagnetic , we felt that any results obtained from the magnetically contaminated **f would be suspect .Synonyms funny suspect suspicious queer shady fishy Related Terms colloquialism questionable
5. suspect [ v ] hold in suspicion; believe to be guiltyUsed in print:
(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
She wanted the police to notice him , suspect him .Synonyms suspect Related Terms think
6. suspect [ n ] someone who is under suspicionUsed in print:
(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
Once_again , Tom_Horn was the first and most likely suspect , and he was brought_in for questioning immediately .Synonyms suspect Related Terms person murder_suspect rape_suspect robbery_suspect distrust
7. suspect [ v ] consider unlikely or have doubts about
Examples: "I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"
(Newark Evening News...)
Mr._Balaguer is in control , and opposition leaders have no further excuse to suspect his offer of a coalition government preliminary to free elections in the spring .Synonyms doubt suspect distrust Related Terms question disbelieve doubt
8. suspect [ n ] a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accusedSynonyms defendant suspect Related Terms plaintiff litigant accused codefendant law
9. suspect [ v ] hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
Examples: "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
10. suspect [ n ] a defendant in a criminal proceedingSynonyms defendant suspect accused Related Terms plaintiff defendant litigant respondent corespondent codefendant
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