Translation of assume in Spanish:

assume

Pronunciation: /əˈsuːm; əˈsjuːm/

vt

  • 1 (suppose) suponer* let's assume they're right supongamos que tienen razón I assume you've heard the news supongo que te habrás enterado de la noticia I assume so supongo que sí assuming that everything goes to plan suponiendo que todo salga de acuerdo con lo previsto, en el supuesto caso de que todo salga de acuerdo con lo previsto she assumes far too much presupone demasiado we can't assume anything no podemos dar nada por sentado
  • 2 [formal] 2.1 (undertake) [duties/office/command/role] asumir 2.2 (seize) [power] hacerse* con, tomar 2.3 (take as one's own) [title/right/responsibility/risk] asumir; [debt] hacerse* cargo de assumed name nombre (m) ficticio
  • 3 [formal] 3.1 (acquire) [importance] adquirir*, cobrar; [dimensions] adquirir* the affair has assumed a sinister character el asunto ha tomado un cariz siniestro 3.2 (feign) [literario/literary] adoptar he assumed an air of cheerfulness adoptó un aire de falsa alegría

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