[verb suh-spekt; noun suhs-pekt; adjective suhs-pekt, suh-spekt] /verb səˈspɛkt; noun ˈsʌs pɛkt; adjective ˈsʌs pɛkt, səˈspɛkt/
verb (used with object)
to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof:
to suspect a person of murder.
to doubt or mistrust:
I suspect his motives.
to believe to be the case or to be likely or probable; surmise:
I suspect his knowledge did not amount to much.
to have some hint or foreknowledge of:
I think she suspected the surprise.
verb (used without object)
to believe something, especially something evil or wrong, to be the case; have .
a person who is suspected, especially one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
suspected; open to or under .
(transitive) to believe guilty of a specified offence without proof
(transitive) to think false, questionable, etc: she suspected his sincerity
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to surmise to be the case; think probable: to suspect fraud
(intransitive) to have suspicion
a person who is under suspicion
causing or open to suspicion
mid-14c., from Old French suspect “suspicious,” from Latin suspectus “suspected, suspicious,” past participle of suspicere “look up at, mistrust, suspect,” from sub “up to” + specere “to look at” (see scope (n.1)). The notion is of “look at secretly,” hence, “look at distrustfully.” The verb is attested from late 15c.; the noun meaning “a suspected person” is first recorded 1590s. Related: Suspected; suspecting.
[suh-spen-shuh n] /səˈspɛn ʃən/ noun 1. the act of suspending. 2. the state of being suspended. 3. temporary abrogation or withholding, as of a law, privilege, decision, belief, etc. 4. stoppage of payment of debts or claims because of financial inability or insolvency. 5. Chemistry. 6. Physical Chemistry. a system consisting of small particles kept […]
[swim] /swɪm/ verb (used without object), swam, swum, swimming. 1. to move in water by movements of the limbs, fins, tail, etc. 2. to float on the surface of water or some other liquid. 3. to move, rest, or be suspended in air as if swimming in water. 4. to move, glide, or go smoothly […]
[non-si-lab-ik] /ˌnɒn sɪˈlæb ɪk/ adjective, (of a speech sound) 1. not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable.
[sim-bee-ot-ik, -bahy-] /ˌsɪm biˈɒt ɪk, -baɪ-/ adjective 1. living in , or having an interdependent relationship: Many people feel the relationship between humans and dogs is symbiotic. adj. 1882, in biology, from symbiosis. Of human activities, from 1951. symbiotic sym·bi·ot·ic (sĭm’bē-ŏt’ĭk, -bī-) adj. Of, resembling, or relating to symbiosis.