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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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  1. past of assume


  1. Used in a manner intended to deceive; fictitious.
  2. Supposed or presumed.

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