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assume

Pronunciation: /əˈsuːm; əˈsjuːm/

Translation of assume in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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
    Example 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] asumir 2.2 (seize) [power] hacerse* con, tomar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.3 (take as one's own) [title/right/responsibility/risk] asumir; [debt] hacerse* cargo de assumed name nombre (masculine) 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) [literary/literario] adoptar he assumed an air of cheerfulness adoptó un aire de falsa alegría
    Example 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.
    Example 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.

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