v. sus·pect·ed, sus·pect·ing, sus·pects
1. To consider (something) to be true or probable on little or no evidence: I suspect they are very disappointed.
2. To have doubts about (something); distrust: I suspect his motives.
3. To consider (a person) guilty without proof: The police suspect her of murder.
To have suspicion.
One who is suspected, especially of having committed a crime.
adj. (sŭspĕkt′, sə-spĕkt)
Open to or viewed with suspicion: a suspect policy; suspect motives.
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