One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.
To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.
To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.
To look up to; to respect.
To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. Patrick Henry