Translation of assume in Spanish:
- 1 (suppose) let's assume they're rightsupongamos que tienen razónI assume you've heard the newssupongo que te habrás enterado de la noticiaI assume sosupongo que síassuming that everything goes to plansuponiendo que todo salga de acuerdo con lo previstoshe assumes far too much
en el supuesto caso de que todo salga de acuerdo con lo previstopresupone demasiadowe can't assume anythingno podemos dar nada por sentadoExample sentences
- Obviously the police haven't confirmed yet whether the guy was involved in yesterday's bombings, but I suppose one can reasonably assume that he was.
- After all, it refers to a standard of proof that assumes innocence until guilt is proven.
- At least, I assume it was supposed to be amusing, because I glanced once at it, and burned the foul thing as soon as decency allowed.
- 2 [formal] 2.1 (undertake)(duties/office/command/role)
asumirExample sentences2.2 (seize)
Example sentences2.3 (take as one's own)
- The overall goal of these institutions is to prepare each generation to assume the obligations and responsibilities of a productive citizen.
- Marriage exists because people must take responsibility for childcare and assume economic obligations.
- It eloquently sums up the entire philosophy behind choosing to assume the duty and responsibility of carrying a weapon.
- In return, Britain promised to support Thailand against any attempts by a third power to assume control in the Malay Peninsula.
- The hijackers assumed the controls of the Boeing 757, cruising in the airspace near the capital.
- The game had swung back in their favour and they looked like assuming control.
hacerse cargo denombre (masculine) ficticioExample sentences
- However, the underlying fact remains that the area is in the grip of a severe water contamination problem which is threatening to assume epidemic proportions in the coming days.
- At first there is a case here and there, then suddenly this infectious intestinal disease assumes epidemic proportions.
- It is that last hazard that has assumed epidemic proportions recently.
- 3 [formal] 3.1 (acquire)(dimensions)the affair has assumed a sinister character
adquirirel asunto ha tomado un cariz siniestro3.2 (feign) [literary] he assumed an air of cheerfulnessadoptó un aire de falsa alegríaExample sentences
- Indeed, even the most wretched of mortals would not dare to falsely assume the identity of the Father of Life!
- She figured that it would be best to assume a fake name, in case someone was truly searching for them still.
- Fleeing to London in 1773, he assumed the name Barrington and made his living as a gentleman pickpocket and thief.
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