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sus·pect

suspect

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: s spekt
inflections: suspects, suspecting, suspected
definition 1: to believe to be true.
I suspect that she likes you very much.
synonyms:
believe, guess, imagine, suppose
similar words:
infer, think
definition 2: to believe the guilt of without knowing all the facts.
They suspect him of stealing just because he's new in town.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suh spekt
definition: one who is suspected of doing something wrong or of a crime.
She is a suspect in the robbery.
derivation: suspecting (adj.)
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The word suspect contains the following parts:
su- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix "su- " occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of "sub-."
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