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Suspect

suspect
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. Nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little; and therefore men should remedy suspicion by producing to know more. (bacon) From her hand I could suspect no ill. (milton)
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.
Synonym: To mistrust, distrust, surmise, doubt.
Origin: Suspected; Suspecting.


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