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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assumed mean? 

ASSUMED (adjective)
  The adjective ASSUMED has 3 senses:

1. accepted as real or true without proof
2. taken as your right without justification
3. adopted in order to deceive

  Familiarity information: ASSUMED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASSUMED (adjective)

Sense 1assumed [BACK TO TOP]


Accepted as real or true without proof


assumed; assumptive; taken for granted

Context examples:

an assumed increase in population / the assumed reason for his absence / assumptive beliefs / his loyalty was taken for granted


acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)

Sense 2assumed [BACK TO TOP]


Taken as your right without justification


arrogated; assumed

Context examples:

was hearing evidence in an assumed capacity / Congress's arrogated powers over domains hitherto belonging to the states


taken (having possession gained especially by force or effort)

Sense 3assumed [BACK TO TOP]


Adopted in order to deceive


sham; put on; pretended; fictive; fictitious; assumed; false

Context examples:

an assumed name / an assumed cheerfulness / a fictitious address / fictive sympathy / a pretended interest / a put-on childish voice / sham modesty


counterfeit; imitative (not genuine; imitating something superior)

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