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sus•pect



Pronunciation: (
v.su-spekt';
n.sus'pekt;
adj.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.
to believe something, esp. something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.

n.
a person who is suspected, esp. one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.

adj.
suspected; open to or under suspicion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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