Translation of suspect in Spanish:
transitive verbAmerican English: /səˈspɛkt/ British English: /səˈspɛkt/
- 1 1.1 (believe guilty)(person)whom do they suspect?
sospechar de¿de quién sospechan?to suspect somebody
ofsomething/ -ingI suspect him of the murder/robberysospecho que es el asesino/ladrónwe suspect him of lyingsospechamos que mienteExample sentences1.2 (doubt, mistrust)
(sincerity/probity)I rather suspect his motives
- Tom is suspected of dealing in stolen goods but the police have found it difficult to get evidence against him.
- The court held that the person ought to be told that he or she was suspected of being over age, and be given a chance to explain his or her position.
- I was suspected of being the leader of these people, and I needed a way to throw them off of my trail.
tener dudas acerca detengo mis dudas acerca de sus motivosExample sentences
- There wasn't any particular reason to suspect anything, I thought.
- 2 2.1 (believe to exist) they suspect nothingno sospechan nadashe suspects a plotsospecha que ha habido un complotarson is not suspectedno existen sospechas de que el incendio haya sido provocado2.2also: suspected past participle ofa suspected fractureuna posible fracturathe suspected murdererel presunto asesinohe's suffering from suspected appendicitisse sospecha que lo que tiene es apendicitis
- 3 (think probable)imaginarseI suspected as muchya me lo imaginaba or figurabato suspect (
that)imaginarseI suspected I'd find you here queme imaginaba que te iba a encontrar aquíI suspect (that) it may be more serious than thatme temo que pueda ser más graveExample sentences
- It's not a bad idea but I suspect it'll take a crisis such as a property crash to make people change their habits.
- Therefore, precautions should always be taken if the presence of asbestos is suspected.
- Cases of this type include suspected heart attacks, broken limbs and appendicitis.
intransitive verbAmerican English: /səˈspɛkt/ British English: /səˈspɛkt/
nounAmerican English: /ˈsəsˌpɛkt/ British English: /ˈsʌspɛkt/
- (person)sospechoso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)smoking/stress is a prime suspectse sospecha que lo más probable es que el tabaco/estrés sea el causanteExample sentences
- It would not be permissible for the police to take the victim of a crime to a suspect who was under arrest to see if he could identify him.
- Fewer than 5 percent of all calls dispatched to police are made soon enough for officers to stop a crime or arrest a suspect.
- He is the prime suspect in a crime he didn't commit, though most believe he did.
adjectiveAmerican English: /ˈsəsˌpɛkt/ British English: /ˈsʌspɛkt/
sospechoso(document/evidence)her motives are highly suspect
de dudosa autenticidadsus motivos resultan sumamente sospechososhis knee is still a bit suspecttodavía no está del todo bien de la rodillathey replaced the suspect pumpcambiaron la bomba que se suponía causante del problemaExample sentences
- Air France later said the suspect package was a false alarm.
- These include keeping an eye out for suspect bags, packages or vehicles, or people acting suspiciously in airports or stations.
- Since the events of September 11, and with the ambiguous source of anthrax attacks, there have been concerns of suspect packages.
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