Presumed vs. Assumed — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Presumed and Assumed
To take for granted as being true in the absence of proof to the contrary
"I presume you're tired after the long ride" (Edith Wharton).
Taken up or used so as to deceive; pretended
An assumed name.
To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove
A signed hotel bill presumes occupancy of a room.
Taken for granted; supposed
An assumed increase in population.
To venture without authority or permission; dare
He presumed to invite himself to dinner.
Simple past tense and past participle of assume
To take for granted that something is true or factual; make a supposition.
Used in a manner intended to deceive; pretended; simulated.
To act presumptuously or take unwarranted advantage of something
Don't presume on their hospitality.
Supposed or presumed.
Simple past tense and past participle of presume
Appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it.
Pretended; hypocritical; make-believe; as, an assumed character.
Presumed to be true in the absence of proof to the contrary;
The presumed reason for his anger
Accepted as real or true without proof;
An assumed increase in population
The assumed reason for his absence
His loyalty was taken for granted
Taken as your right without justification;
Was hearing evidence in an assumed capacity
Congress's arrogated powers over domains hitherto belonging to the states
Adopted in order to deceive;
An assumed name
An assumed cheerfulness
A fictitious address
A pretended interest
A put-on childish voice