suspect

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noun
ADJECTIVE
chief, key, main, number-one, primary (AmE), prime

She has been identified as the chief suspect.

likely, logical (AmE), obvious, possible, potential
usual
criminal, murder, terror, terrorism (esp. AmE), terrorist
VERB + SUSPECT
have, identify (sb as), name (sb as)

The police have several suspects.

apprehend, arrest, capture, catch, detain, hold, round up

The army rounded up all the usual suspects.

interrogate, interview, question
charge
release
extradite, hand over
PREPOSITION
suspect for

The letter makes him a possible suspect for her murder.

suspect in

Two men were arrested as suspects in the bombing.

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verb
1 believe that sth may happen/be true
ADVERB
strongly
rather (esp. BrE)

I rather suspect they were trying to get rid of me.

rightly, wrongly
all along, always

These revelations only prove what I suspected all along.

immediately

He immediately suspected the worst.

VERB + SUSPECT
begin to
have reason to, have reasons to

She had no reason to suspect that he had not been telling the truth.

PHRASES
be widely suspected

It was widely suspected that the cadets had been acting on orders.

2 believe sb is guilty of sth
ADVERB
rightly, wrongly
PREPOSITION
of

He was wrongly suspected of the crime.

PHRASES
have grounds for suspecting sb/sth (esp. BrE), have grounds to suspect sb/sth (esp. BrE), have reason to suspect sb/sth, have reasons for suspecting sb/sth, have reasons to suspect sb/sth
Suspect is used with these nouns as the object: ↑conspiracy, ↑foul play, ↑motive, ↑worst
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adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem
render sth

The theory is rendered suspect by its reliance on now discredited sources.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
deeply, highly

Some of the evidence was deeply suspect.

increasingly
a little, slightly, etc.
inherently
constitutionally (esp. AmE), morally, politically

the forced adoption of children of politically suspect citizens

Suspect is used with these nouns: ↑package

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • suspect — SUSPÉCT, Ă, suspecţi, te, adj. (Adesea substantivat) Care este bănuit, care dă de bănuit; care inspiră neîncredere, de care trebuie să te fereşti; dubios, îndoielnic. – Din fr. suspect, lat. suspectus. Trimis de RACAI, 07.12.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • suspect — Ⅰ. suspect UK US /səˈspekt/ verb [T] ► to believe that something, usually something bad, may be true or may have happened: suspect that »The bank suspects that fraud has occurred. »suspect fraud/dishonesty/foul play ► to believe that someone is… …   Financial and business terms

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  • suspect — sus·pect 1 / səs ˌpekt, sə spekt/ adj [Latin suspectus, from past participle of suspicere to look up at, regard with awe, suspect, from sub sus up, secretly + specere to look at]: regarded or deserving to be regarded with suspicion or heightened… …   Law dictionary

  • Suspect — Sus*pect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suspecting}.] 1. 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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