Meaning of “suspect” - Learner’s Dictionary

suspect

verb [ T ] uk us /səˈspekt/
CRIME

B2 to think that someone may have committed a crime or done something bad:

He was suspected of drug dealing.
suspected terrorists
THINK LIKELY

B2 to think that something is probably true, or is likely to happen:

[ + (that) ] They suspected that he was lying.
NOT TRUST

to not trust someone or something:

She suspected his motives for offering to help.

(Definition of “suspect verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)