asumir

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Galician[edit]

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From Latin assūmō.

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asumir (first-person singular present asumo, first-person singular preterite asumín, past participle asumido)

  1. to assume, take on

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin assūmere, present active infinitive of assūmō, from ad- + sūmo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /asuˈmiɾ/, [a.suˈmiɾ]

Verb[edit]

asumir (first-person singular present asumo, first-person singular preterite asumí, past participle asumido)

  1. (of a duty or position) to assume, take on
    asumir la culpato take the fall / blame

Usage notes[edit]

  • Frequently mistaken by English speakers to mean "to suppose" or "to take as given", such as in the phrase "I assume that you know this". Asumir does not take this meaning in Spanish. For this usage in Spanish, the verb suponer (to suppose) is used.

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