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English adjective: suspect

1. suspect not as expected


SamplesThere 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.


Synonymsfishy, funny, shady, suspicious


Similarquestionable


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunquestionable


English noun: suspect

1. suspect (person) someone who is under suspicion


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)murder suspect, rape suspect, robbery suspect

2. suspect (person) a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused


Synonymsdefendant


Broader (hypernym)litigant, litigator


Narrower (hyponym)accused, co-defendant, codefendant


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Antonymscomplainant, plaintiff


English verb: suspect

1. suspect (communication) imagine to be the case or true or probable


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


Synonymssurmise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)guess, hazard, pretend, venture

2. suspect (cognition) regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in


Synonymsdistrust, mistrust


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disbelieve, discredit


Narrower (hyponym)doubt


Antonymsrely, trust, swear, bank

3. suspect (communication) hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty


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


ExamplesThey suspect him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)guess, imagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think









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