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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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." She cleared her throat.
Aquarius Jan 21 Feb 19 There's no need to assert yourself over coming days, especially as the current merger between Venus and Mars can coincide with others being especially co-operative.
Can I assert Coleen says OF COURSE you can assert yourself and you mustn't feel guilty about it.
Cesar Millan on TV is built on the idea that dogs are pack animals, who will listen to you if you assert yourself as an 'alpha' dog.
But to be doing this later in life means you have failed to assert yourself on your own life you are still taking your cues from others about what is important.
You may need to assert yourself with an older relative, housemate or landlord.
If they keep interrupting you, you may need to assert yourself with a "may I finish" and finish your thought.
Assert yourself You might want to do it all, but you cant, at least not without paying a price.
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.
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.