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Verb type: 3


  1. (transitive) to doubt, question, wonder, be skeptical about, be doubtful
  2. (transitive) to think, suspect, guess, imagine, conjecture, surmise, hypothesise/hypothesize, believe, suppose
  3. (transitive) to suspect, mistrust, (be) distrust(ful of), be suspicious of, harbour/harbor suspicions of, be apprehensive about, believe guilty (of = elative)
    Miestä epäillään murhasta. ― The man is suspected of murder.
  4. (intransitive) to feel uncertain, lack conviction, be indecisive, waver


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart