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!
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assert oneself

To act boldly or forcefully, especially in defending one's rights or stating an opinion.
See also: assert
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This era will necessitate that we rethink the approaches to our subject matter work and assert ourselves in government affairs and planning with discipline and determination.
And if international bodies don't take the Indian interests seriously, then I think we need to assert ourselves," IOA Vice President Sudhanshu Mittal told Gulf News.
When we assert ourselves the way we know we can and we play the way we've trained all week, nine times out of 10 we come out on top.
ON WOMEN IN POLITICS: Female politicians can seem quite tough, but maybe that's what we've had to be to assert ourselves. Until recently it was very male-dominated and we didn't have many women in these senior roles.
And those of us who choose not to give in must continually find ways to assert ourselves, just as Maestra Adela and the Titas do in the play.'
'We must also speak up and stand for other women, work hard to assert ourselves and adopt women mentors that will be ready to invest time and energy into guiding others.
On our part, we must assert ourselves. If we all come together, nobody can ignore us,' he said while committing to file contempt of court petitions in case of non-compliance with court orders.
And lastly, now that the Federal Budget has been announced (early in May 2018), politicians are all into election mode, so our efforts on your behalf will be intensifying into the near future as we continue to assert ourselves politically and professionally in our crucial role as natural health care providers in Australia.
"We need to assert ourselves early on and make sure we give them as little encouragement as possible."
We were completely on mission, and we showed up to assert ourselves and to win every single game.
If we need to assert ourselves from slavery and subservience to respectable self-sufficiency then we have to work towards this goal now.
"Chelmsford will look at our league position and fancy their chances, so it's important we assert ourselves and make our quality count.
As a mid-sized company, we especially have to find ways to assert ourselves. For us, this means we have to react to more specific customer requests, which often challenges us.
Those who are most likely to be vociferous in their opposition must ask themselves whose constituencies will suffer most, which communities are the most fragile and which people are the most at risk for the next 20 years if we do not assert ourselves and take this course of action.