verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- suspended animation,
- suspended sentence,
- suspender belt
Origin of suspect
Examples from the Web for suspecting
They believed the number to be larger, suspecting that many simply refused to admit any knowledge of it.
He said Turkey was suspecting Russia of “waging war” against Chechens abroad.
People were watching me, suspecting me, fearing and hating me.Living in the Land of the Free Doesn’t Make You Free|Walter Mosley|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Feeling swindled, and suspecting that Crédit Lyonnais and Louis-Dreyfus had conspired against him, Tapie sued for damages.
Suspecting Draco, Harry casts a spell on his foil using a truly evil breed of magic found in his Potions textbook.
And one night Ambroisine saw you in that guise; but she was very far from suspecting that it was not Giovanni.The Bath Keepers, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
He had seen our light, and suspecting that we were prisoners he determined to get a good shot at us.Into the Jaws of Death|Jack O'Brien
Suspecting that his intentions were hostile, I quickly reloaded, ramming down a ball.Adventures in Australia|W.H.G. Kingston
A layman cannot refrain from suspecting that Darrel had hypnotic control over Somers.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
Now to fancy that I was capable of suspecting you of such a manoeuvre!The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Word Origin 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.