Translation of suspect in Spanish:


transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (believe guilty) [person] sospechar de whom do they suspect? ¿de quién sospechan?to suspect sb of sth/-ing I suspect him of the murder/robbery sospecho que es el asesino/ladrón we suspect him of lying sospechamos que miente
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    • 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.
    1.2 (doubt, mistrust) [sincerity/probity] dudar de, tener* dudas acerca de I rather suspect his motives tengo mis dudas acerca de sus motivos
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    • There wasn't any particular reason to suspect anything, I thought.
  • 2 2.1 (believe to exist) they suspect nothing no sospechan nada she suspects a plot sospecha que ha habido un complot arson is not suspected no existen sospechas de que el incendio haya sido provocado 2.2
    (suspected past participle of/participio pasado de)
    a suspected fracture una posible fractura the suspected murderer el presunto asesino he's suffering from suspected appendicitis se sospecha que lo que tiene es apendicitis
  • 3 (think probable) imaginarse I suspected as much ya me lo imaginaba or figuraba to suspect (that) imaginarse que I suspected I'd find you here me imaginaba que te iba a encontrar aquí I suspect (that) it may be more serious than that me temo que pueda ser más grave
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    • 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 verb/verbo intransitivo

  • just as I suspected tal como lo imaginaba


  • (person) sospechoso, (masculine, feminine) smoking/stress is a prime suspect se sospecha que lo más probable es que el tabaco/estrés sea el causante


  • [package/behavior] sospechoso; [document/evidence] de dudosa autenticidad her motives are highly suspect sus motivos resultan sumamente sospechosos his knee is still a bit suspect todavía no está del todo bien de la rodilla they replaced the suspect pump cambiaron la bomba que se suponía causante del problema

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.