suspect (someone or something) of (something)(redirected from suspects them of)
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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