Assumed
Assume As*sume", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly. [1913 Webster]

Trembling they stand while Jove assumes the throne. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The god assumed his native form again. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively. [1913 Webster]

The consequences of assumed principles. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

3. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance. [1913 Webster]

Ambition assuming the mask of religion. --Porteus. [1913 Webster]

Assume a virtue, if you have it not. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To receive or adopt. [1913 Webster]

The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To arrogate; usurp; appropriate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Assumed — As*sumed , a. 1. Supposed. [1913 Webster] 2. Pretended; hypocritical; make believe; as, an assumed character. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assumed — [adj1] pretended affected, artificial, bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, feigned, fictitious, imitation, made up, make believe, phony, pretended, put on, sham, simulated, spurious; concept 582 Ant. genuine, natural, real assumed [adj2] expected… …   New thesaurus

  • assumed — I (feigned) adjective adopted, apocryphal, bogus, contrived, counterfeit, deceptive, delusive, disguised, fabricated, factitious, fake, false, fictitious, fraudulent, invented, manufactured, misleading, misrepresented, pretended, pretexted,… …   Law dictionary

  • assumed — [ə so͞omd, əsyo͞omd′] adj. 1. pretended; put on; fictitious 2. taken for granted …   English World dictionary

  • assumed — adj. (cannot stand alone) assumed to + inf. (she was assumed to be out of the country) * * * [ə sjuːmd] (cannot stand alone) assumed to + inf. (she was assumed to be out of the country) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • assumed — assumedly /euh sooh mid lee/, adv. /euh soohmd /, adj. 1. adopted in order to deceive; fictitious; pretended; feigned: an assumed name; an assumed air of humility. 2. taken for granted; supposed: His assumed innocence proved untrue. 3. usurped.… …   Universalium

  • assumed — adjective under an assumed name using a false name: He registered at the hotel under an assumed name …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • assumed — adjective adopted in order to deceive an assumed name an assumed cheerfulness a fictitious address fictive sympathy a pretended interest a put on childish voice sham modesty …   Useful english dictionary

  • assumed — adj. Assumed is used with these nouns: ↑identity, ↑name …   Collocations dictionary

  • assumed — adjective an assumed name Syn: false, fictitious, invented, made up, fake, bogus, sham, spurious, make believe, improvised, adopted; informal pretend, phony Ant: genuine …   Thesaurus of popular words

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