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
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Amy, my dear Amy,' retorted Fanny, parodying her words, 'I know that I wish to have a more defined and distinct position, in which I can assert myself with greater effect against that insolent woman.
And I want to beat them down--I only mean," she corrected herself, "that I want to assert myself, and it's difficult, if one hasn't a profession.
But you'll admit what a riddle it must have been for us when that calm, cold, little spitfire, Aglaya--(for she stood up to her mother and answered her questions with inexpressible contempt, and mine still more so, because, like a fool, I thought it my duty to assert myself as head of the family)--when Aglaya stood up of a sudden and informed us that 'that madwoman' (strangely enough, she used exactly the same expression as you did) 'has taken it into her head to marry me to Prince Lef Nicolaievitch, and therefore is doing her best to choke Evgenie Pavlovitch off, and rid the house of him.
Since you presume to contradict me, I'll assert myself a little.
I needed to assert myself to be heard by these people.
Even today, I continue to assert myself, thanks to the same grounding in WILPF that I first experienced when I was in India.
I was missing too many easy balls, didn't assert myself enough, but I think my tactical knowledge ground out a victory.
This had a profoundly negative effect on my self-esteem and ability to assert myself.
I don't see this game as being a chance to assert myself or look at it as an individual battle.
I have to get in the right races and assert myself.
As a woman, I learnt, the hard way at times, to be truly self-reliant, build my character, make decisions and assert myself as an Emirati woman in a cosmopolitan environment," she said.
At this point, hopefully I have some respect in the locker room and now I can assert myself.
Obviously they didn't want to keep me, which was fine, I wanted to move to a club and assert myself and hopefully good things will come from that.
I just wanted to play and assert myself a lot more, running lines, supporting players, inside ten, outside ten, trying to help the ten make a decision.
I try to assert myself in a positive way, always trying to help," Luiz told Brazilian newspaper O Globo.