Definition of "assumed" []

  • Taken up or used so as to deceive; pretended: an assumed name. (adjective)
  • Taken for granted; supposed: an assumed increase in population. (adjective)
  • False; fictitious (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Taken for granted (adjective)
  • Usurped; arrogated (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "assumed" in a sentence
  • "A distinction of the canonists has been assumed by those who have used the word with most precision -- _assumed_, though it is by no means a simple and indisputable one."
  • "Late in the century, with the eruption of the American and French revolutions, the phrase assumed democratic overtones."
  • "Religion: the name assumed by the Hindu goddess Devi."