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Synonyms for suspect
səˈspɛkt; ˈsʌs pɛkt; ˈsʌs pɛkt, səˈspɛktsus·pect

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  1. suspectverb

    To imagine or suppose (something) to be true without evidence.

    Round up the usual suspects. Casablanca

    fishy, suspicious, dodgy, dubious, doubtful

  2. suspectverb

    To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).

    I suspect him of lying.

    distrust, doubt

  3. suspectverb

    imagine, suppose, think

  4. suspectverb

    accuse, point the finger at

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. suspectverb

    To doubt is to lack conviction. Incompleteness of evidence may compel one to doubt, or some perverse bias of mind may incline him to. Distrust may express simply a lack of confidence; as, I distrust my own judgment; or it may be nearly equivalent to suspect; as, I distrusted that man from the start. Mistrust and suspect imply that one is almost assured of positive evil; one may distrust himself or others; he suspects others. Mistrust is now rarely, if ever, used of persons, but only of motives, intentions, etc. Distrust is always serious; mistrust is often used playfully. Compare SUPPOSE. Compare synonyms for DOUBT, n.

    distrust, doubt, doubt, mistrust, surmise

    believe, confide in, depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely upon, trust

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suspect

    imagine, surmise, guess, conjecture, augur, doubt, mistrust, distrust

    disbelieve, discredit, trust, confide, credit, accredit

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suspectnoun

    someone who is under suspicion



  2. defendant, suspectadjective

    a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused



  3. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspiciousverb

    not as expected

    "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"

    fly-by-night, shady, louche, comic, laughable, rum, shadowed, untrusting, umbrageous, singular, odd, wary, amusing, comical, suspicious, leery, funny, mirthful, risible, fishy, peculiar, shadowy, mistrustful, rummy, curious


  4. suspect, surmiseverb

    imagine to be the case or true or probable

    "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"

    surmise, distrust, mistrust


  5. distrust, mistrust, suspectverb

    regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

    surmise, distrust, mistrust


  6. suspectverb

    hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

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

    surmise, distrust, mistrust


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suspectverb

    surmise, imagine, fancy, believe, conjecture, guess, suppose, think

  2. suspectverb

    distrust, mistrust, doubt, have no confidence in

  3. suspectverb

    believe to be guilty

  4. suspectverb

    be suspicious, have suspicion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suspectverb

    mistrust, distrust, doubt, conjecture, surmise

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How to use suspect in a sentence?

  1. Deputy Winston:

    The suspect attacked the homeowner and the homeowner was able to defend himself and as a result the suspect is deceased, we’re just glad the homeowner was able to confront the suspect and defend himself and his family against this attack.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if ypu employ him, don't suspect him.

  3. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.

  4. Chief David Brown:

    We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours - negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, we saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.

Translations for suspect

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  • verdagteAfrikaans
  • مشتبه فيهArabic
  • sospitós, sospitarCatalan, Valencian
  • podezírat, podezřívat, podezřelýCzech
  • suspektDanish
  • Verdächtige, verdächtig, vermuten, misstrauen, Verdacht, verdächtigen, VerdächtigerGerman
  • υποπτεύομαι, ύποπτος, ύποπτηGreek
  • sospecharSpanish
  • مشکوکPersian
  • epäilty, epäilläFinnish
  • soupçonnerFrench
  • संदिग्धHindi
  • gyanakszik, gyanúsít, gyanakodikHungarian
  • կասկածյալArmenian
  • sospettareItalian
  • 疑うJapanese
  • 의심하다Korean
  • осомничена, претпоставува, осомничен, сомнителна, сомнителен, се сомневаMacedonian
  • betwijfelen, verdenken, verdacht, verdachte, wantrouwen, twijfelenDutch
  • podejrzewać, podejrzana, podejrzanyPolish
  • suspeito, suspeita, suspeitarPortuguese
  • подозреваемый, заподозрить, подозревать, полагать, подозреваемаяRussian
  • sumitiSlovene
  • misstänkaSwedish
  • mshukiwaSwahili
  • சந்தேகTamil
  • అనుమానించు, అనుమానితురాలు, అనుమానితుడుTelugu
  • כאָשעדYiddish

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