What are some alternative words for suspect?

Synonyms for suspect
səˈspɛkt; ˈsʌs pɛkt; ˈsʌs pɛkt, səˈspɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspect(noun)

    someone who is under suspicion

    Synonyms:
    defendant

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable

  2. defendant, suspect(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    defendant

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable

  3. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable

  4. suspect, surmise(verb)

    imagine to be the case or true or probable

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

    Synonyms:
    surmise, distrust, mistrust

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable

  5. distrust, mistrust, suspect(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    surmise, distrust, mistrust

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable

  6. suspect(verb)

    hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

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

    Synonyms:
    surmise, distrust, mistrust

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable

Wiktionary

  1. suspect(verb)

    To be viewed with suspicion.

    The figures in these accounts look suspect \uE000146842 I think someone has been cooking the books.

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, dodgy, suspicious, fishy

  2. suspect(verb)

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

    I suspect him of lying.

    Synonyms:
    doubt, distrust

  3. suspect(verb)

    Synonyms:
    imagine, suppose, think

  4. suspect(verb)

    Synonyms:
    accuse, point the finger at

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspect(v)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    distrust, doubt, doubt, mistrust, surmise

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspect

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

    Antonyms:
    disbelieve, discredit, trust, confide, credit, accredit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suspect(v. a.)

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

  2. suspect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    distrust, mistrust, doubt, have no confidence in

  3. suspect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    believe to be guilty

  4. suspect(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be suspicious, have suspicion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suspect(v)

    Synonyms:
    mistrust, distrust, doubt, conjecture, surmise

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "suspect":

    suspicious, suspected, unsub, suspects, suspicion, accused, dubious, perp, questionable, accuser, doubtful

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How to use suspect in a sentence?

  1. Officer Mark Herring:

    We have no new leads but we are continuing to search for the suspect in the attempted kidnapping.

  2. Sheriff Mascara:

    Interviews by the deputies and supervisors on scene and a written witness statement completed by the victim do not indicate any racially-motivated comments were made by the suspect prior to, during or after the incident.

  3. Mark Pettinger:

    But we suspect the impact is greater than what we can find on a [ Geographic Information System ] map.

  4. Pat Keon:

    This bears watching; I would suspect the negative flows from high yields is more of a one-week aberration than the reversal of the current trend.

  5. Gary Li:

    I suspect these reclamations would only ever have localised tactical uses in military terms.


Translations for suspect

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  • verdagteAfrikaans
  • مشتبه فيهArabic
  • sospitar, sospitósCatalan, Valencian
  • podezírat, podezřelý, podezřívatCzech
  • suspektDanish
  • misstrauen, verdächtigen, verdächtig, Verdächtige, Verdacht, Verdächtiger, vermutenGerman
  • ύποπτος, υποπτεύομαι, ύποπτηGreek
  • sospecharSpanish
  • مشکوکPersian
  • epäillä, epäiltyFinnish
  • soupçonnerFrench
  • संदिग्धHindi
  • gyanakszik, gyanakodik, gyanúsítHungarian
  • կասկածյալArmenian
  • sospettareItalian
  • 疑うJapanese
  • 의심하다Korean
  • претпоставува, сомнителна, се сомнева, осомничена, сомнителен, осомниченMacedonian
  • verdenken, verdachte, wantrouwen, twijfelen, verdacht, betwijfelenDutch
  • podejrzany, podejrzana, podejrzewaćPolish
  • suspeito, suspeitar, suspeitaPortuguese
  • подозревать, заподозрить, полагать, подозреваемая, подозреваемыйRussian
  • sumitiSlovene
  • misstänkaSwedish
  • mshukiwaSwahili
  • சந்தேகTamil
  • అనుమానితురాలు, అనుమానితుడు, అనుమానించుTelugu

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