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Assumed vs Suppose - What's the difference?

assumed | suppose |

As verbs the difference between assumed and suppose

is that assumed is (assume) while suppose is .

As an adjective assumed

is used in a manner intended to deceive; fictitious.




  • (assume)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Used in a manner intended to deceive; fictitious.
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  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=22 citation , passage=Appleby
  • Supposed or presumed.
  • Derived terms

    * assumed name






  • To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=15 citation , passage=‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’}}
  • To theorize or hypothesize.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-06, author= David Cox
  • , volume=189, issue=13, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Celebrity rules even Hawking's universe , passage=Just what is supposed to be wrong with the pursuit of fame is not always made clear. Plato disapproved of competition for praise on the grounds that it would tempt the great to bend to the will of the crowd. It is hard to argue with that, and social degradation remains a fear.}}
  • To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • How easy is a bush supposed a bear!
  • * (Bible), 2 (w) xiii. 32
  • Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men, the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead.
  • *
  • As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish,I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.
  • To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature.
  • Purpose supposes foresight.
  • * 1752 , (Charlotte Lennox), (The Female Quixote)
  • One falsehood always supposes another, and renders all you can say suspected.
  • To put by fraud in the place of another.
  • Synonyms

    * assume (1,2) * See also

    Derived terms

    * supposable * supposed to (idiom) * supposedly


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