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English translation of 'asumir'

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Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (responsabilizarse de)
[reto, tarea] to take on
[cargo] to take up
[mando] to take overassume (formal)
no han sido capaces de asumir la tarea de gobernar they have been incapable of taking on the task of government
el alcalde debería asumir sus responsabilidades por el accidente the mayor should take or assume responsibility for the accident
el gobierno asumió el compromiso de crear empleo the government committed itself to creating employment or made a commitment to create employment
ha asumido la cartera de Sanidad he has been appointed Health Minister
asumió la presidencia en 1999 he took up or assumed (formal) the presidency in 1999
ha asumido la dirección de la empresa en un momento muy difícil he has taken control of or has taken over the company at a very difficult time
los socialistas asumieron el poder en 1982 the socialists came to power in 1982
2.  (aceptar)
[consecuencias] to takeaccept
[crítica] to accept
[problema, enfermedad, derrota] to come to terms withaccept
un empresario debe invertir y asumir el riesgo a businessman must invest and take the risk
lo hice asumiendo el riesgo de ser castigado I did it in the knowledge that I risked being punished
estoy dispuesto a asumir todas las críticas I am willing to accept all the criticism
ya he asumido que no podré volver a esquiar I’ve already come to terms with or accepted the fact that I won’t be able to ski again
la familia ha asumido su muerte con serenidad the family has taken her death calmly
3.  (adoptar) to adopttake
asumieron una actitud crítica they adopted or took a critical stance
la población había asumido una actitud contraria a la presencia militar people had come out against the military presence
asumió el papel de víctima he took on the role of victim
4.  (adquirir) to assume
la cuestión del paro ha asumido una dimensión distinta the question of unemployment has taken on or assumed a different dimension
el fuego asumió enormes proporciones the fire took on major proportions
5.  (suponer)
asumir que to assume that
asumieron que era cierto they assumed that it was true
Verb Table intransitive verb
(Politics) to take officetake up office

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Example Sentences Including 'asumir'

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-- Emile Benaim, consejero delegado de Fiat Auto España, retorna a Turín para asumir la máxima responsabilidad en la división de vehículos industriales de Fiat.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Demasiado fugitivos de responsabilidades como pata asumir los cuartetos de Bach o Beethoven.
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Cuarteto
Ni orgullo para asumir esa condición, ya que ahora entendía por qué, tanto entre los vivos como entre los muer-tos, era tan escaso el número de los invisibles.
Juan García Hortelano Gramática parda

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