Meaning : Someone who is under suspicion.
Meaning : A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law. The person being sued or accused.
Synonyms : defendant
Meaning : Imagine to be the case or true or probable.
I suspect he is a fugitive.
I surmised that the butler did it.
Synonyms : surmise
Meaning : Hold in suspicion. Believe to be guilty.
The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks.