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ASSUMED

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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]

Meaning:

Accepted as real or true without proof

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)


Sense 2assumed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Taken as your right without justification

Synonyms:

arrogated; assumed

Context examples:

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

Similar:

taken (having possession gained especially by force or effort)


Sense 3assumed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adopted in order to deceive

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

counterfeit; imitative (not genuine; imitating something superior)


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