assert (one)self

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assert (one)self

To display self-confidence and strength of conviction, typically in the pursuit of something. Melanie is always so timid—I'm shocked she was able to assert herself to the boss today. You need to assert yourself and tell her how you really feel!
See also: assert

assert oneself

To act boldly or forcefully, especially in defending one's rights or stating an opinion.
See also: assert
References in classic literature ?
A mad desire gripped her to assert herself, to make plain her resentment at this revolt of the serf.
Kimberly Jaeger, associate German professor, described Vital as a goal-oriented student who knows when to assert herself and when to listen and learn.
The royal expert said she expects Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to fight for power and assert herself to be next to the Queen as the family gathers on Christmas Day.
Selected by an independent panel of data centre experts from hundreds of entries from across the world, Opeke was recognised for her role in leading her company, MainOne to success in West Africa, taking on the task of building a Tier III certified data centre from the ground up with cables connecting it to the rest of the world, as well as her ability to assert herself, deliver results and actively take on challenges within a male-dominated field while encouraging other women in her team to do the same.
On her 23rd birthday, and with her mother long dead, Beth decides to assert herself by running away with the charming but mysterious Liam Ward.
He was called to task by Fianna Fail's Lorraine Clifford-Lee after he hit back at interruptions from her by saying she was trying to assert herself.
The 42-year-old Rania told SANA that she benefitted from her experience in her previous job at a sewing factory within her small workshop, which she started four years ago to assert herself first and generate income for her, her retired father and her elderly mother.
As Cruz hopes to assert herself more and Pablo feels her way through the team, both feel that having a more famous sibling can be an advantage.
Director Haifaa al-Mansour presents Mary's life as the story of a young woman of intelligence fighting to assert herself in a world where power and wealth is consolidated by men, for the pleasure and benefit of men.
"Joanna Dennehy tried from the get-go to assert herself as top dog," he says.
The implication that May has struggled so far to assert herself in the negotiations is echoed by the opposition Labour Party, which announced this week that it would support remaining in a customs union with the EU.
Rose's deep faith gives her the confidence to assert herself as a woman of purpose, foreshadowing the state's women's rights movement.
"On the day when it will be possible for a woman to love not in her weakness but in her strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself - on that day love will become for her, as for a man, a source of life and not of mortal danger." - Simone de Beauvoir
This electrifying story of love, passion and betrayal charts a young woman's struggle to assert herself in an unfeeling world.
"When a female military personnel wants to assert herself while abiding by the law and imposing her authority, when these three converge in front of a civilian, they will either take it lightly, in a 'what can you do, you are a girl' manner, or behave in a nervous 'is it possible for a girl to come and arrest me?' manner."