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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to suppose)
a. suponer
Can I assume you'll be joining us for dinner?¿Puedo suponer que nos acompañarás para cenar?
2. (to take over)
a. asumir
Juan assumes the presidency on the first of January.Juan asume la presidencia el primero de enero.
3. (to seize)
a. apropiarse
The general did everything he could to assume power.El general hizo todo lo que pudo para apropiarse del poder.
4. (to adopt)
a. adoptar
Paul thinks that fossils are just minerals that have randomly assumed the shape of bones.Paul cree que los fósiles son solo unos minerales que han adoptado al azar la forma de los huesos.
5. (finance)
a. adquirir
The previous owner had financial difficulties, so we simply assumed the mortgage and moved in.El dueño anterior tenía problemas financieros, así que simplemente adquirimos la hipoteca y nos mudamos.
6. (to feign)
a. darse
Luke assumed an air of authority and took charge of the situation.Luke se dio un aire de autoridad y se hizo cargo de la situación.
7. (to take as granted)
a. suponer
This dance class assumes a certain level of flexibility.Este curso de baile supone cierto grado de flexibilidad.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (suppose)
a. suponer
I assume so/notsupongo que sí/no
he was assumed to be richse suponía que era rico
let us assume that…supongamos que…
2. (take over; duty, power)
a. asumir
3. (name)
a. adoptar
to assume responsibility for somethingasumir la responsabilidad de algo
an assumed nameun nombre falso
4. (take on; appearance, shape)
a. adquirir, adoptar
assume [əˈsjuːm]
transitive verb
1 (suppose) suponer
we may therefore assume that ... así, es de suponer que ...; let us assume that ... pongamos por caso or supongamos que ...; assuming that ... suponiendo que ...; en el supuesto de que ...; you are assuming a lot supones demasiado; eso es mucho suponer; you resigned, I assume dimitiste, me imagino
2 (take on, take over) [+power, control, responsibility] asumir; [+authority] (unjustly) apropiarse; arrogarse;
3 (adopt) [+name, attitude, look of surprise] adoptar; [+air] darse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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