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Meaning of “suspect” - Learner’s Dictionary

suspect

verb [T]     /səˈspekt/
CRIME
B2 to think that someone may have committed a crime or done something bad: He was suspected of drug dealing. suspected terroristsTaking legal action
THINK LIKELY
B2 to think that something is probably true, or is likely to happen: [+ (that)] They suspected that he was lying.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
NOT TRUST
to not trust someone or something: She suspected his motives for offering to help.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
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