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Dictionary definition for: Suspect

1. (n) someone who is under suspicion

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

3. (s) not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident" "up to some funny business" "some definitely queer goings-on" "a shady deal" "her motives were suspect" "suspicious behavior"

4. (n) a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

5. (v) regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

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

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