Definition of 'suspect'
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Two of the other men were killed and one is suspected dead. The Sun (2009) Police suspect it may be a publicity stunt. The Sun (2015)The suspects will appear in court today. The Sun (2016) People will always suspect the worst of you. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They suspect it may have tangled with a helmet camera she was wearing. The Sun (2010)Suspect packages addressed to him were stopped at sorting offices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This illness is suspected to be highly contagious norovirus. The Sun (2012)To protect the human rights of terror suspects. The Sun (2008)He threw the phone at her and said he had suspected something but now he knew. The Sun (2009)They had stopped to help an ambulance crew dealing with a man suspected of using drugs. The Sun (2014)Your wife probably suspects something and this will destroy her confidence. The Sun (2008)The case raises doubts over the use of powers to pursue the suspected proceeds of crime. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These programmes have powerful support from people beyond the usual suspects. Times, Sunday Times (2011) One suspects he might have found it a bit lacking in physical effort. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Police do not suspect a murder attempt by a rival. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The suspect appeared to grin as he was led from a prison van into the court building. The Sun (2011)Our anger should not be directed at the police or all suspects but at those men who committed the atrocities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No one suspects anything because he has his own room and we act like a normal aunt and nephew when others are around. The Sun (2012)The scandal means nearly 1,500 potentially dangerous suspects are put back on the streets each week. The Sun (2008)New Yorkers have been told what they had long suspected but did not particularly want to know. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Watch out for the suspect actions of so-called friends. The Sun (2015)Had he only done it once, no one would have suspected anything. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet it's one of those series you suspect will be more fun outside the central love triangle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A young murder suspect treats him with contempt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A suspect in a murder investigation claims to be psychic. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'suspect'
British English: suspect /ˈsʌspɛkt/ NOUN
A suspect is a person who the police think may be guilty of a crime.
Police have arrested a suspect.
- American English: suspect
- Arabic: مُشْتَبَهٌ بِهِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: suspeito
- Chinese: 嫌疑犯
- Croatian: osumnjičeni
- Czech: podezřelý
- Danish: mistænkt
- Dutch: verdachte
- European Spanish: sospechoso
- Finnish: epäilty
- French: suspect
- German: Verdächtiger
- Greek: ύποπτος
- Italian: sospetto
- Japanese: 容疑者
- Korean: 용의자
- Norwegian: mistenkt
- Polish: podejrzany
- European Portuguese: suspeito
- Romanian: suspect
- Russian: подозреваемый
- Spanish: sospechoso
- Swedish: misstänkt
- Thai: ผู้ต้องสงสัย
- Turkish: zanlı
- Ukrainian: підозрюваний
- Vietnamese: người bị tình nghi
British English: suspect /səˈspɛkt/ VERB
If you say that you suspect that something is true, you mean that you believe it is probably true, but you want to make it sound less strong or direct.
I suspect they were right.
- American English: suspect
- Arabic: يَشْتَبِهُ بِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: suspeitar
- Chinese: 怀疑
- Croatian: sumnjati
- Czech: domnívat se
- Danish: have mistanke om
- Dutch: vermoeden
- European Spanish: sospechar
- Finnish: epäillä rikoksesta tms.
- French: soupçonner
- German: verdächtigen
- Greek: υποπτεύομαι
- Italian: sospettare
- Japanese: 疑いをかける
- Korean: 의심하다
- Norwegian: mistenke
- Polish: podejrzewać
- European Portuguese: suspeitar
- Romanian: a suspecta
- Russian: подозревать
- Spanish: sospechar
- Swedish: misstänka
- Thai: สงสัย
- Turkish: kuşkulanmak
- Ukrainian: підозрювати
- Vietnamese: nghi ngờ
British English: suspect ADJECTIVE
Suspect things or people are ones that you think may be dangerous or may be less good or genuine than they appear.
Delegates evacuated the building when a suspect package was found.
Definition of suspect from the Collins English Dictionary
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