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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Despite fierce competition, we managed to assert ourselves well on the market and we achieved the targets set.
As the home side we need to assert ourselves and play as we can.
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.
We just needed to assert ourselves more because they may end up playing in the SEA Games instead of us if they beat 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.
To say we are chosen by heaven and history to bring good in the world means we are to understand and assert ourselves as a moral and social vanguard.
The Ryder Cup is on the horizon and time is ticking down for all of us who are looking to assert ourselves in that team.
Only in this way can we assert ourselves economically with manufacturing in Central Europe," explains Christian Weinzierl, General Manager at MKW.
I realize that we, in the United States, suffer from an excess of humble people; we are people unable to assert ourselves in the way a real leader does.
largely reactive," and a "country lurching from crisis to crisis, trying to figure out how do we use our influence, when to assert ourselves, when not to assert ourselves," Bums nonetheless expects there will be growing bipartisan agreement "that we need to shore up our relationship with Egypt, with Jordan, with Saudi Arabia.
Smalling said ahead of the Newcastle clash: "It is another home game and we have to assert ourselves early on.
I realise that we, in the country, suffer from an excess of humble people, we are people unable to assert ourselves in the way a real leader does.
Maybe it also comes from our need as Welshmen and women to stand together and assert ourselves - to make ourselves heard.
The manager wanted us to come and assert ourselves on the game.