Synonyms for suspect

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : verb suh-spekt; noun suhs-pekt; adjective suhs-pekt, suh-spekt
Phonetic Transcription : verb səˈspɛkt; noun ˈsʌs pɛkt; adjective ˈsʌs pɛkt, səˈspɛkt

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Définition of suspect

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French suspect "suspicious," from Latin suspectus "suspected, suspicious," past participle of suspicere "look up at, mistrust, suspect," from sub "up to" + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). The notion is of "look at secretly," hence, "look at distrustfully." The verb is attested from late 15c.; the noun meaning "a suspected person" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Suspected; suspecting.
  • adj doubtful
  • verb distrust; guess
Example sentences :
  • I suspect that she was the means of influencing so large a purchase.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "I suspect that I have been deceived," said Mr. Morgan, gravely.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I suspect man has more to do with the unmaking than the making of either.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He began to suspect that he was being cheated into listening to a Bible story.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Like Hamlet, too, this Richard is quick to suspect even his friends' loyalty.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • There was no surer way to make her suspect it than by bringing Sidney home.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I suspect that she dared not lift her head for fear I might see the laughter in her eyes.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • He had feared to meet her—something in his presence might cause her to suspect that something was wrong.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • I began to suspect that it was you who made everything so interesting.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • I must tell you, then, that you have still more cause for jealousy than you suspect.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for suspect

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