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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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. suspect

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

    disbelieve, discredit, trust, confide, credit, accredit

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. suspectverb

    mistrust, distrust, doubt, conjecture, surmise

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How to use suspect in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Kromartie:

    Everyone in that neighborhood would have been a suspect.

  2. Matthew Kromartie:

    Imagine if a Caucasian boy was found hanging in a black neighborhood in the same way, everyone in that neighborhood would have been a suspect.

  3. Barack Obama:

    This by definition was a compromise bill. This is what is produced when you have a divided government that the American people voted for, had I been able to draft my own legislation, get it passed without any Republican votes, I suspect it would be slightly different.

  4. Police Chief David Brown:

    With police-involved shootings now in this country, we’re very hypercritical of every officer’s actions. But the suspect was armed with a box cutter, the officer used deadly force as a last resort.

  5. David Stevenson:

    Anyone who quit their day job right after the drawing is a 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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