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English definition of “suspect”

suspect

verb [T]  /səˈspekt/ us  

suspect verb [T] (THINK LIKELY)

to think or believe something is likely: Medical investigators suspect the outbreak was caused by bacteria in the water supply.

suspect verb [T] (THINK GUILTY)

to think or believe that someone is guilty of something: Authorities have the power to evict residents when they suspect criminal activity.

suspect verb [T] (DOUBT)

to doubt or not believe in something: There is no reason to suspect their loyalty.
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