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assumed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assumed  \As*sumed"\,  a. 
  1.  Supposed. 
 
  2.  Pretended;  hypocritical;  make-believe;  as  an  assumed 
  character. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Trembling  they  stand  while  Jove  assumes  the  throne. 
  --Pope. 
 
  The  god  assumed  his  native  form  again  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  take  for  granted,  or  without  proof;  to  suppose  as  a 
  fact  to  suppose  or  take  arbitrarily  or  tentatively. 
 
  The  consequences  of  assumed  principles.  --Whewell. 
 
  3.  To  pretend  to  possess;  to  take  in  appearance. 
 
  Ambition  assuming  the  mask  of  religion.  --Porteus. 
 
  Assume  a  virtue,  if  you  have  it  not  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  receive  or  adopt. 
 
  The  sixth  was  a  young  knight  of  lesser  renown  and 
  lower  rank,  assumed  into  that  honorable  company. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Syn:  To  arrogate;  usurp;  appropriate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assumed 
  adj  1:  accepted  as  real  or  true  without  proof;  "an  assumed  increase 
  in  population";  "the  assumed  reason  for  his  absence"; 
  "assumptive  beliefs";  "his  loyalty  was  taken  for 
  granted"  [syn:  {assumptive},  {taken  for  granted(p)}] 
  2:  taken  as  your  right  without  justification;  "was  hearing 
  evidence  in  an  assumed  capacity";  "Congress's  arrogated 
  powers  over  domains  hitherto  belonging  to  the  states" 
  [syn:  {arrogated}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {false},  {fictitious},  {fictive},  {pretended}, 
  {put  on},  {sham}] 




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