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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Director General of Customs Prince Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Airport Mohammed Al-Mehmadi said that the airport customs suspected one of the passengers of the trip, and found inside the bowels of the passenger 110 capsules containing 878.7 grams of heroin "drug".
In details, Airport Customs suspected one of the passengers coming from Brazil via Qatar, a Lebanese citizen, born in the year 1986.
Police said they were investigating and suspected one of the drivers jumped the red signal.
The General Directorate of Economic and Electronic Security and Anti-Corruption arrested the hackers following the LMRA officials suspected one of its employee of foul play.
She was taken to University College Hospital for treatment, which was then sealed off as police suspected one of the bombers was inside.
An assistant principal at Michigan's South Haven High suspected one of his students of selling illicit drugs.