Translation of suspect in Spanish:
transitive verbAmerican English: /səˈspɛkt/ British English: /səˈspɛkt/
- 1 1.1 (believe guilty)(person)whom do they suspect?sospechar deto suspect somebody¿de quién sospechan?
ofsomething/ -ingI suspect him of the murder/robberywe suspect him of lyingsospecho que es el asesino/ladrónsospechamos que mienteExample sentences1.2 (doubt, mistrust)
(sincerity/probity)I rather suspect his motivesdudar detener dudas acerca detengo mis dudas acerca de sus motivosExample sentences
- 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.
- There wasn't any particular reason to suspect anything, I thought.
- 2 2.1 (believe to exist) See examples: they suspect nothingshe suspects a plotno sospechan nadaarson is not suspectedsospecha que ha habido un complot2.2no existen sospechas de que el incendio haya sido provocadoalso: suspected past participlea suspected fracturethe suspected murdereruna posible fracturahe's suffering from suspected appendicitisel presunto asesinose sospecha que lo que tiene es apendicitis
- 3 (think probable)I suspected as muchimaginarseto suspect (ya me lo imaginaba or figuraba
that)I suspected I'd find you hereimaginarse queI suspect (that) it may be more serious than thatme imaginaba que te iba a encontrar aquíme 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)smoking/stress is a prime suspectsospechoso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)se 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/
- (package/behavior)(document/evidence)her motives are highly suspectde dudosa autenticidadhis knee is still a bit suspectsus motivos resultan sumamente sospechososthey replaced the suspect pumptodavía no está del todo bien de la rodillacambiaron 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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