[sə'spekt] or ['sʌspɛkt]


(noun.) someone who is under suspicion.

(verb.) imagine to be the case or true or probable; 'I suspect he is a fugitive'; 'I surmised that the butler did it'.

(verb.) hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; 'The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks'.

整理:萨莎--From WordNet


(a.) Suspicious; inspiring distrust.

(a.) Suspected; distrusted.

(a.) Suspicion.

(a.) One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.

(v. t.) To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.

(v. t.) To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.

(v. t.) To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.

(v. t.) To look up to; to respect.

(v. i.) To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.



v. a. [1]. Surmise, imagine, fancy, believe, conjecture, guess, suppose, think.[2]. Distrust, mistrust, doubt, have no confidence in.[3]. Believe to be guilty.

v. n. Be suspicious, have suspicion.



SYN:Imagine, {[eurmi]?}, guess, conjecture, augur, doubt, mistrust, distrust

ANT:Disbelieve, discredit, trust, confide, credit, accredit



v.t. to mistrust: to imagine to be guilty: to doubt: to have a slight opinion that something exists but without sufficient evidence to conjecture.—v.i. to imagine guilt to be suspicious.—n. a person suspected.—adv. Suspec′tedly.—n. Suspec′tedness.—adj. Suspect′less not suspected.





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