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1. Taken up or used so as to deceive; pretended: an assumed name.
2. Taken for granted; supposed: an assumed increase in population.

as·sum′ed·ly (ə-so͞o′mĭd-lē) adv.
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1. false; fictitious: an assumed name.
2. taken for granted: an assumed result.
3. usurped; arrogated: an assumed authority.
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1. adopted in order to deceive; fictitious; pretended; feigned.
2. taken for granted; supposed.
3. usurped.
as•sum′ed•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assumed - 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"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
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adjective false, affected, made-up, pretended, fake, imitation, bogus, simulated, sham, counterfeit, feigned, spurious, fictitious, make-believe, pseudonymous, phoney or phony (informal) The articles were published under an assumed name.
false real, natural, actual, authentic
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Being fictitious and not real, as a name:
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غَير حَقيقي، مُنْتَحَـل
uppgerîar-, falskur


[əˈsjuːmd] ADJ [name] → falso, fingido
under an assumed namebajo or con (un) nombre falso
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assumed nameangenommener Name; (for secrecy etc also) → Deckname m
(= pretended) surprise, humilitygespielt, vorgetäuscht; in the assumed guise of a beggarals Bettler verkleidet
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(əˈsjuːm) verb
1. to take or accept as true. I assume (that) you'd like time to decide.
2. to take upon oneself or accept (authority, responsibility etc). He assumed the rôle of leader in the emergency.
3. to put on (a particular appearance etc). He assumed a look of horror.
asˈsumed adjective
pretended; not genuine. assumed astonishment; He wrote under an assumed name (= not using his real name).
asˈsumption (-ˈsamp-) noun
something assumed. On the assumption that we can produce four pages an hour, the work will be finished tomorrow.
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References in classic literature ?
All that we can know empirically is approximate and liable to exceptions; the exact laws that are assumed in physics are known to be somewhere near the truth, but are not known to be true just as they stand.
It is generally assumed that, given any event, there is some one phenomenon which is THE cause of the event in question.
Lecount has assumed a place in the will which she has no fair claim to occupy.
A part of the duty of this body, as marked out by the constitution, was "to inquire whether the constitution had been preserved inviolate in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government had performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves, or exercised, other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the constitution.
The constitutional trial by jury had been violated, and powers assumed which had not been delegated by the constitution.
As soon as Mehevi noticed the effect the intelligence had produced upon me, and the impatience I betrayed to reach the sea, his countenance assumed that inflexible rigidity of expression which had so awed me on the afternoon of our arrival at the house of Marheyo.
They were astonished at such a prohibition, and were exceedingly galled by the tone and manner assumed by the clerks and retainers of the Northwest Company, who ruffled about in that swelling and braggart style which grows up among these heroes of the wilderness; they, in fact, considered themselves lords of the ascendant and regarded the hampered and harassed Astorians as a conquered people.
- There was something either in that smile or the recollections it awakened that was particularly displeasing to her, for she suddenly assumed again that proud, chilly look that had so unspeakably roused my aversion at church - a look of repellent scorn, so easily assumed, and so entirely without the least distortion of a single feature, that, while there, it seemed like the natural expression of the face, and was the more provoking to me, because I could not think it affected.
For this purpose he assumed the character of a man and visited in this disguise a Sculptor's studio having looked at various statues, he demanded the price of two figures of Jupiter and Juno.
We should therefore solve the question by reference to what the poet says himself, or to what is tacitly assumed by a person of intelligence.
Many revolutions also have been brought about in oligarchies by those who could not brook the despotism which those persons assumed who were in power, as at Cnidus and Chios.
Prince Andrew shook himself as if waking up, and his face assumed the look it had had in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room.