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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 ?
I believe there is no society of any kind in the Colonies-- nothing that I would call society--so when you have made your fortune, you must come back and assert yourself in London.
Sit down, dear; you are too unselfish; you don't assert yourself enough.
It is because of the individual's personality trait -- people are impatient, give them their turn and assert yourself when it is your turn," says Genny Ghanimeh, CEO and founder, Pi-Slice.
You need to assert yourself, even if it messes up your routine or efforts to get fit.
Your role then adjusts, if someone's hot you just give him the ball, we can find ways to contribute and assert yourself in the little things.
Just assert yourself in a way that respects the humanity of those around you.
As a leader, assert yourself and add two minutes to those conversations to make sure what was heard is actually what was said.
Learning to assert yourself starts by understanding that you are not trying to control what other people do, but rather you're controlling your own actions.
But in many cases the recipients are capable of giving," he said, noting that "what matters is not the salary but your ability to assert yourself and win respect for yourself.
LinkedIn groups allow you to connect with other professionals, ask questions, assert yourself as an authoritative source, and share information, including your blog (thus increasing your website traffic).
Do you assert yourself, make requests of people confidently and allow people to make their choices as you are free to make yours?
Assert yourself and express your needs when things get out of hand.
Assert yourself respectfully by making sure your voice is heard, but never by interrupting others.
Sickness takes hold of your ego, your strength, your ability to ask questions and assert yourself.
You have to assert yourself in a way where you work when no one is watching.