Translation of suspect in Spanish:


sospechar de, v.

Pronunciation /səˈspɛkt/ /ˈsəsˌpɛkt/ /ˈsʌspɛkt/

See Spanish definition of sospechoso

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(believe guilty)

      (person) sospechar de
      to suspect sb of sth/-ing
      • I suspect him of the murder/robbery
      • we suspect him of lying
      whom do they suspect? ¿de quién sospechan?
      • 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.
      • Is he not a man against whom a certificate of risk has been issued because he is suspected of terrorist activities?
      • What could be more straightforward than telling a person he is suspected of a crime?
      • He is suspected of breaking Japanese laws prohibiting unauthorised computer access.
      • He is suspected of avenging himself on women if they reject him.
      • He is suspected of being one of the largest importers of drugs into Ireland.
      • He is suspected of having reported the bugged conversations to his superiors on a regular basis.
      • He was also suspected of being involved in a gang dealing heroin in the area.
      • He was also suspected of keeping some of the proceeds of one cigarette robbery.
      • It is quite right that a British citizen should not be harassed by the state if he or she is not suspected of wrongdoing.
      • Parents were wrongly suspected of abuse because of staff attitudes.
      • It ought to be said here that I was never suspected of anything, nor would there have been a reason to.
      • Even if you are not suspected of a crime, you can be imprisoned for two years if you fail to disclose a computer password or encryption key.
      • How could they suspect him when they believed that he received revelations from on high?
      • He said that he did not suspect Taylor but suggested that Kelly may have been responsible for the presence of the drugs.
      • Only a handful of those held are suspected of involvement in the terror attacks.
      • Cairns said the students are not suspected of any wrongdoing.
      • He is suspected to have infected a company security guard with the virus.

    • 1.2(doubt, mistrust)

      (sincerity/probity) dudar de
      (sincerity/probity) tener dudas acerca de
      I rather suspect his motives tengo mis dudas acerca de sus motivos
      • There wasn't any particular reason to suspect anything, I thought.

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    • 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

    • 2.2suspected past participle

      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

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    (think probable)
    to suspect (that) imaginarse que
    I suspected as much ya me lo imaginaba / figuraba
    • 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.
    • Many suspected cases of heart failure will be seen in primary care that require the diagnosis to be excluded.
    • If you suspect a heart attack, even if it feels like indigestion, act immediately.
    • Your doctor might suspect heart failure based on your medical history, symptoms, and a physical exam.
    • Lansky called on women to go to the hospital as soon as they suspect the symptoms of heart attack.
    • I suspect this snow will make the idea of watching an excellent film in a warm cinema all the more appealing.
    • I've no idea why, though I suspect it's got something to do with the temperature of the beverage.
    • Given the obvious press presence in that shop, I suspect his boss will be hearing a lot more about it, and soon.
    • The police strongly suspected that he had fallen in the nearby harbor, but couldn't locate the body.
    • Immunoglobulin may also be given if the bat is known or strongly suspected to be rabid.
    • I strongly suspect there's something wrong with it for a number of reasons.
    • He was somebody you would trust implicitly and we never suspected what he was doing.
    • I knew that she liked me, but I never suspected what was about to happen.
    • Police suspect there are one or more groups of robbers operating in the area.
    • Observers have always suspected that the government does not really take the sports portfolio very seriously.
    • Many scientists even suspect that the high frequency of earthquakes in recent years might also be related to global warming.
    • If a doctor suspects meningitis he or she will refer the person affected to hospital.
    • The existence of such facilities has been suspected for some time.

intransitive verb

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    just as I suspected tal como lo imaginaba


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    sospechoso masculine
    sospechosa feminine
    smoking/stress is a prime suspect se sospecha que lo más probable es que el tabaco/estrés sea el causante
    • It would not be permissible for the police to take the victim of a crime to a suspect who was under arrest to see if he could identify him.
    • Fewer than 5 percent of all calls dispatched to police are made soon enough for officers to stop a crime or arrest a suspect.
    • He is the prime suspect in a crime he didn't commit, though most believe he did.
    • He said police knew the murder suspects but no arrest would be effected until the director of public prosecutions came to a decision.
    • After the police arrested a suspect, they would have him recite the same words into a tape recorder.
    • The main purpose is to match a person, such as a suspect, with a crime scene.
    • Four Algerian terror suspects were arrested in Manchester today.
    • The other four suspects were arrested in Rotterdam at the end of July.
    • Britain has consistently refused to extradite terror suspects to any country, including America, that has the death penalty.
    • Four suspects have been detained and two were remanded into custody after weapons were found during a house search.
    • Why do the police want to detain terror suspects for 90 days?
    • They hope the tests will help them in their arrest of the prime suspect in the murder.
    • Police arrested two suspects in connection with the thefts.
    • A wild ride in Southern California has landed three robbery suspects in custody.
    • The Israeli government has identified 23 suspects in the killings.
    • Police said they questioned three people in connection with the kidnapping so far, and had identified two key suspects.
    • Police have arrested more than 40 suspects in the two terrorist attacks.
    • She told police that the suspect fled on foot after making the threat.
    • Police have detained a number of suspects in connection with the incident.


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    (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
    • Air France later said the suspect package was a false alarm.
    • These include keeping an eye out for suspect bags, packages or vehicles, or people acting suspiciously in airports or stations.
    • Since the events of September 11, and with the ambiguous source of anthrax attacks, there have been concerns of suspect packages.
    • You should know how to deal with suspect packages.
    • Anyway, over the weekend, I began thinking about suspect packages and security alerts and bomb scares.
    • Over time there have been loads of bomb scares, evacuations, removal of suspect packages and more.
    • Since Friday we've had a number of people coming up to us in the street, telling us about suspect packages.
    • Upon being searched, it was established that they were carrying a number of suspect packages.
    • I remember the bomb scares and the security alerts and the panic over suspect packages.
    • Some officer workers passed the time enjoying the sunshine and making bets with each other over whether the suspect package contained ham or cheese sandwiches.
    • Similar technologies can separate innocuous packages from the suspect ones that need closer inspection.
    • It reopened in the afternoon, after a suspect package was found.
    • Any religion that depended on a drug for its spiritual high would be highly suspect.
    • Indeed, the whole idea of an agricultural revolution is now regarded as highly suspect.
    • As a result, the ad is highly misleading, as it rests on highly suspect premises.
    • On that occasion, the suspect package leaking white powder sparked a full-scale operation.
    • The Bible, for many, is a morally suspect document.
    • Look, I know it's an evil victory, ideologically suspect in many ways.
    • Moreover, there are plenty of private schools for low-income students whose educational rigor is deeply suspect.
    • The timing, in any case, is deeply suspect.