Definition for assumed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
Origin of assume
Examples from the Web for assumed
Forget everything you assumed about the lives of classic musicians.‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music|Kevin Fallon|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the last magnet was retrieved, she assumed slave posture and waited for Couple to unclasp the clamps.
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.
The ghost writer in question is assumed to be one Siobhan Curham—an established author of both YA and adult fiction.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leo and Jorge might reasonably have assumed that the matter had been put to bed.
The magician became silent, the incense was condensed and assumed a reddish tint which gradually became more and more diffused.The Magic of the Middle Ages|Viktor Rydberg
Twice did Mr. Davis attempt to speak before he felt he had assumed control of his voice.The Brand|Therese Broderick
I assumed in my speech that it was to be returned out, and that the constitution was to come here with that article rejected.The Life of Lyman Trumbull|Horace White
During the next ten years he assumed the general direction of the war in Flanders and in Spain.History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)|John Richard Green
The Soma is protected by fire, which the bird quenches after "drinking in many rivers" with the numerous mouths it has assumed.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for assumed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for assumed (2 of 2)
Word Origin for assume
Word Origin and History for assumed
early 15c., assumpten "to receive up into heaven" (especially of the Virgin Mary), also assumen "to arrogate," from Latin assumere "to take up, take to oneself," from ad- "to, up" (see ad-) + sumere "to take," from sub "under" + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)).
Meaning "to suppose, to take for granted as the basis of argument" is first recorded 1590s; that of "to take or put on (an appearance, etc.)" is from c.1600. Related: Assumed; assuming. Early past participle was assumpt. In rhetorical usage, assume expresses what the assumer postulates, often as a confessed hypothesis; presume expresses what the presumer really believes.