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suspect

Translation of suspect in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/səˈspekt/
  • 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
    Example 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.
    1.2 (doubt, mistrust) [sincerity/probity] dudar de, tener* dudas acerca de I rather suspect his motives tengo mis dudas acerca de sus motivos
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example 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 verb/verbo intransitivo

/səˈspekt/
  • just as I suspected tal como lo imaginaba

noun/nombre

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

adjective/adjetivo

/ˈsʌspekt/
  • [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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