verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of suspect
Examples from the Web for suspect
A fourth suspect, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.
The third suspect, an 18-year-old named Hamyd Mourad, who turned himself in, is part of the same extended family.
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In such beer polls, I suspect a lot of voters would pick Huckabee.
There is reason to suspect a similar revolution in Arabia Petræa.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
However, I suspect that they were more welcome to us youngsters than to our mothers who never seemed quite at ease with them.Some Pioneers and Pilgrims on the Prairies of Dakota|John B. Reese
Knowing that I had not, he began to suspect foul play, and determined on gaining admittance to me.The Heroine|Eaton Stannard Barrett
How little during the progress of our journey did I suspect its fatal termination!Manners, Vol 2 of 3|Frances Brooke
The triumphant tone of this imaginary catechism leads me to suspect that its author has hardly appreciated its full import.Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions|Thomas H. Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for suspect
Word Origin for suspect
Word Origin and History for suspect
mid-14c., from Old French suspect "suspicious," from Latin suspectus "suspected, suspicious," past participle of suspicere "look up at, mistrust, suspect," from sub "up to" + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). The notion is of "look at secretly," hence, "look at distrustfully." The verb is attested from late 15c.; the noun meaning "a suspected person" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Suspected; suspecting.