- pretended; put on; fictitious
- taken for granted
- The definition of assumed is to have formulated or verbalized an idea for which there is no evidence.
An example of something that might be assumed is that an adult dog is housetrained.
- Assumed is defined as to have taken on responsibility.
An example of something you may have assumed is a new chore at home if a family member is sick.
- Assumed means to have fulfilled the obligations of someone else's position by taking over his job.
An example of a position that might be assumed by someone else is the position of secretary if that person stepped down.
- Taken up or used so as to deceive; pretended: an assumed name.
- Taken for granted; supposed: an assumed increase in population.
- simple past tense and past participle of assume
(comparative more assumed, superlative most assumed)
- She assumed he was still on a fact finding mission of his own.
- When she met Dr. Furness, the Shakespearean scholar, he warned her not to let the college professors tell her too many assumed facts about the life of Shakespeare; all we know, he said, is that Shakespeare was baptized, married, and died.
- I assumed as much.
- But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but...
- I sensed his relief as he assumed now the game, as he called it, was finished.