suspect (someone or something) of (something)

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suspect (someone or something) of (something)

To consider or believe that someone or something is guilty of some crime or wrongdoing but lacking evidence to prove it. I began to suspect him of having an affair when he started leaving the house at odd hours and was evasive when I asked him where he was going. The feds suspect the company of fraud, but they have to build a portfolio of evidence before they can strike.
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suspect someone of something

to think or believe that someone has done something. I suspect the clerk of stealing. Ted was suspected of leaving the door unlocked when he left last Friday.
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The head constable fired two untargeted shots at the absconding suspect one of which hit Shafeeq.
DEVIL (FILM4, TUESDAY, 9PM) OFFICE workers trapped in a broken lift begin to suspect one of the group is not an ordinary employee but the Devil in human form wanting to collect a few souls to take to hell.
I suspect one of my neighbours is leaving food out for them, as I'll often see large flocks of them swooping around the back of house.
I suspect one of the reasons the virus has taken hold again is the recession.
IC SAYS: It's looking good but I suspect one of the London clubs could come a cropper in Italy.
The police suspect one of the four was driving the minicar without a license, because all were below 18, the minimum legal driving age in Japan.