- 1 1.1 [cargo/tarea] to take on, assume [formal] no quiere asumir la responsabilidad del cuidado de los niños he doesn't want to take on o/or assume responsibility for looking after the children debe asumir las consecuencias de sus errores he must accept the consequences of his mistakes asumió el mando del regimiento he assumed command of the regiment han asumido el compromiso de reconstruir la ciudad they have undertaken to rebuild the city asumió la defensa del presunto asesino he took on the defense of the alleged murderer no estaban dispuestos a asumir ese riesgo they were not prepared to take that risk 1.2 (adquirir) [características] la situación ha asumido una gravedad inusitada the situation has assumed o/or taken on an unwonted gravity [formal], the situation has become unusually serious el incendio asumió grandes proporciones it turned into a major fire 1.3 (adoptar) [aire/actitud] to adopt, assume [literario/literary] asumió un aire de indiferencia he adopted o/or assumed an air of indifference 1.4 (aceptar) to come to terms with todavía no han logrado asumir esta nueva realidad they have not come to terms with this new situation yet ya tengo totalmente asumido el problema I've learned to live with o I've come to terms with o I've come to accept the problem now
- 2 (América Latina/Latin America) (suponer) to assume aun asumiendo que estos datos fueran ciertos even supposing o/or even assuming that these figures were correct, even if we assume that these figures are correct
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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.