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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.
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But it is at a complete loss to explain the evident fact that "I do not know" often becomes assertable as the standards go up, when it was unassertable at lower standards.
While Robinson seemed to base the utility of such stipulations on the field-specific authority of the stipulator, it also seems reasonable that stipulated definitions could be seen as more or less assertable based upon the existence of good reasons advanced in favor of the new definition.
Statements concerning rights are meaningful according to the noncognitivist, it is just that the conditions under which those statements are correctly assertable are not what moral realists would take them to be.
Once a positive answer is given to the question of candidacy one can then ask if it is rationally assertable or not.
Free exercise of religion was "incorporated," "absorbed," or nationalized and, thus, made assertable against state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantees of "liberty" and "due process" in a series of decisions in which the Supreme Court made clear that freedom of religion is a preferred right entitled to special protection.
So not all instances of the T-schema are assertable in the relevant sense.
Except for international law governing the relationship among nation-states (and other entities recognized as having assertable rights in international law), the political state is the primary source for positive law and the constitutional structure of law in modern society.
41) During this time there was considerable evolution as to the scope of power assertable by the private owner (legal title holder).
That is, given that a discourse is faithfully modelled using Heyting's semantics for the logical constants, then if a statement S is not warrantedly assertable, its negation S is.
Supreme Court has taken a more restrictive view regarding rights and liberties assertable against the states under the federal constitution, "no longer deem[ing] itself the keeper of the nation's conscience.
Throughout the present discussion, deliberate care has been exercised to characterize counterfactuals as appropriately assertable or valid, but never as true.