suspect

a.

  1. Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
  2. Suspected; distrusted.
  3. Suspicion.
  4. 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.

  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; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
  2. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.
  3. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.
  4. To look up to; to respect.

v. i.

  1. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.