- n. 嫌疑犯
- adj. 可疑的；不可信的
- vt. 怀疑；猜想
- vi. 怀疑；猜想
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- suspect:  Latin suspicere originally meant literally ‘look up at’ (it was a compound verb formed from the prefix sub- ‘up from under’ and specere ‘look at’, source of English spectator, spy, etc). It evolved metaphorically along two lines: ‘look up to, admire’, which has since died out, and ‘look at secretly’, hence ‘look at distrustfully’, which has passed into English in the form of its past participial stem suspect-. Suspicion  comes from the medieval Latin derivative suspectiō.
=> expect, inspect, spectator, spy, suspicion
- suspect (adj.)
- early 14c., "suspected of wrongdoing, under suspicion;" mid-14c., "regarded with mistrust, liable to arouse suspicion," from Old French suspect (14c.), from Latin suspectus "suspected, regarded with suspicion or mistrust," past participle of suspicere "look up at, look upward," figuratively "look up to, admire, respect;" also "look at secretly, look askance at," hence, figuratively, "mistrust, regard with suspicion," from assimilated form of sub "up to" (see sub-) + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). The notion behind the word is "look at secretly," hence, "look at distrustfully."
- suspect (n.)
- "a suspected person," 1590s, from suspect (adj.). Earlier as a noun it meant "a suspicion, mistrust" (late 14c.).
- suspect (v.)
- mid-15c. (implied in suspected), from suspect (adj.) and in part from Middle French suspecter or directly from Latin suspectare "to mistrust," frequentative of suspicere. Related: Suspecting.
- 1. Investigators say nearly $100,000 was wired into the suspect's bank accounts.
- 2. Do women really share such stupid jokes? We suspect not.
- 3. I suspect he isn't altogether unhappy about my absence.
- 4. She has been acclaimed for the TV drama "Prime Suspect"
- 5. She did not suspect that his interest was just a passing fancy.
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