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suspect

Translation of suspect in French:

noun

British English: /ˈsʌspɛkt/
American English: /ˈsəsˌpɛkt/

adjective

British English: /ˈsʌspɛkt/
American English: /ˈsəsˌpɛkt/

transitive verb

British English: /səˈspɛkt/
American English: /səˈspɛkt/
  • 1 (believe)
    (murder, plot, sabotage, fraud)
    to suspect that … there is reason to suspect that…
    il y a des raisons de penser que…
    we strongly suspect that…
    nous avons de bonnes raisons de croire que…
    I suspect she didn't want to leave
    je pense or j'ai le sentiment qu'elle ne voulait pas partir
    it isn't, I suspect, a very difficult task
    ce n'est pas, à mon avis, une tâche très difficile
  • 2 (doubt)
    douter de
    (truth, validity, sincerity, motives)
  • 3 (be aware of) See examples:she suspects nothing
    elle ne se doute de rien
  • 4 (have under suspicion)
    (person, organization) of de
    she was suspected of stealing money
    elle était soupçonnée d'avoir volé de l'argent

also: suspected past participle adjective

  • (épith)
    (sabotage, food-poisoning, pneumonia)
    présumé
    a suspected war criminal/terrorist
    une personne soupçonnée de crimes de guerre/de terrorisme

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