suspicion vs suspect : Common Errors in English

About suspicion vs suspect

When you have a suspicion about someone or something, you suspect them. It is not standard to say you “suspicion” them. “Suspicion” is only a noun, never a verb.

suspicion Meaning(s)

  • (n) an impression that something might be the case
  • (n) doubt about someone's honesty
  • (n) the state of being suspected
  • (n) being of a suspicious nature

suspect Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone who is under suspicion
  • (n) a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
  • (v) imagine to be the case or true or probable
  • (v) regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
  • (v) hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
  • (s) not as expected

suspicion in News

  1. Motorist charged on suspicion of hit-and-run

    A man was charged Tuesday in Napa County Superior Court on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence in connection with a crash reported last weekend, according to court records.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Napa Valley Register

  2. Man arrested on suspicion of threatening brother with a hatchet

    A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threatening his brother with a hatchet a day earlier in a house in the 4100 block of the Silverado Trail, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Napa Valley Register

  3. Erin Brockovich Arrested for Suspicion of Boating While Intoxicated in Nevada

    Erin Brockovich Arrested for Suspicion of Boating While Intoxicated in Nevada Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:58 pm, Sunday, June 9, 2013 Erin Brockovich - the namesake of 2000's Oscar-winning film starring Julia Roberts - was arrested Friday in ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source:

suspect in News

  1. Suspect sought in Butte WalMart stabbing

    BUTTE - A suspect is being sought after stabbing another man at the Butte WalMart.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KAJ Flathead

  2. Suspect apprehended in string of robberies, police continue search for three other suspects

    A suspect connected with two unarmed robberies which took place June 12 has been apprehended by the East Lansing Police Department after leading officers on a chase into Lansing.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The State News

  3. Suspect in killing barricades self in home with hostages

    A suspect in a cold-case killing was barricaded with hostages inside a Chinatown home in a Wednesday morning standoff with police, sources told The Daily News.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New York Daily News

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