Pronunciation: ( —v.su-spekt'; —n.sus'pekt; —adj.sus'pekt, su-spekt'),[key] —v.t. 1. to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof: to suspect a person of murder. 2. to doubt or mistrust: I suspect his motives. 3. to believe to be the case or to be likely or probable; surmise: I suspect his knowledge did not amount to much. 4. to have some hint or foreknowledge of: I think she suspected the surprise.
—v.i. to believe something, esp. something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.
—n. a person who is suspected, esp. one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.