as·​sumed ə-ˈsümd How to pronounce assumed (audio)
: not true or real : deliberately pretended or feigned
an assumed cheerfulness
an assumed air of indifference
: false, fictitious
an assumed name
: taken for granted : supposed
the assumed reason for his absence
assumedly adverb
The hotel has seven rentable rooms on the third floor, assumedly for those who need to render themselves supine after an attack on the elaborate fare. Horace Sutton

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Paxton has played up his assumed role as Biden’s chief courthouse antagonist. Dallas News, 2 Dec. 2022 For the assumed growth to continue, either both of those must hold or new growth engines have to appear. Brad Mcmillan, Forbes, 17 May 2022 According to legend, Kate checked into the hotel in 1892 under an assumed name and was found dead on the beach five days later. Joe Sills, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 The new quarterback will need to re-build a connection with his receivers that Young mastered by his assumed final game Saturday. Mike Rodak |, al, 31 Dec. 2022 Our asset allocation models are designed to meet the needs of a hypothetical investor with an assumed retirement age of 65 and a withdrawal horizon of 30 years. T. Rowe Price Contributor, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 Orlando eschewed the assumed selection of Smith in favor of Duke forward Paolo Banchero, and Oklahoma City chose Chet Holmgren at No. 2. Josh Criswell, Chron, 9 Dec. 2022 Washington’s record against the Cowboys since Snyder assumed control is 5-13. Dallas News, 18 Oct. 2022 Leaders from these nations have long contested Russia’s assumed influence over them. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of assumed was in 1813

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“Assumed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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