suspect verb

1 believe that sth may happen/be true

ADV. strongly | rather I rather suspect they were trying to get rid of me. | rightly, wrongly | all along, always These revelations only prove what I suspected all along.

VERB + SUSPECT begin to | have reason to She had no reason to suspect that Sylvia had not been telling the truth.

PHRASES be widely suspected It was widely suspected that the cadets had been acting on orders.

2 believe sb is guilty of sth

ADV. rightly, wrongly

PREP. of He was wrongly suspected of the crime.

VERB + SUSPECT have grounds to, have reason to

PHRASES have grounds for suspecting sb/sth