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English definition of “suspect”

suspect

verb [T]
 
 
/səˈspekt/
to believe that something, usually something bad, may be true or may have happened: suspect that The bank suspects that fraud has occurred. suspect fraud/dishonesty/foul play
to believe that someone is guilty of committing a crime: suspect sb/sth of doing sth The company was suspected of paying bribes to Army officers to secure contracts.
(Definition of suspect verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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