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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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It is then adjudicated by the asserter, who has the option of retracting or reducing the truth-value (from monotonic to default true) of various assertions from the KB (which led to [Delta] being asserted as monotonically true), or (much more common if this is a "top-level" user operation) simply abortin the attempt to Deny [Delta], at least for the time being.
Epistemic relationism in the theory of assertion is the view that an assertion's epistemic propriety depends purely on the relation between the asserter and the proposition asserted.
In contrast with that, the asserter of either Doesn't-will or Hadn't-would believes in an objective connection between states of affairs.
Accounting literature contains caveats about such assertions for both the asserter and the attester.
If the asserter connects his speech to his belief-forming processes, then he is sincere.
By implication, social learning theory asserters that individuals who grew up in home where violence was a frequent occurrence may learn to believe that violent conduct is both rewarding and acceptable (Taylor, Walton & Young, 2013).
For as he argues in On Liberty, in most disputes "the conflicting doctrines, instead of being one true and the other false, share the truth between them," and thus "so long as popular truth is one-sided, it is more desirable than otherwise that unpopular truth should have one-sided asserters too;' since these at least serve to "compel reluctant attention to the fragment of wisdom which they proclaim as if it were the whole.
The Wahhabis, also known as "the asserters of the divine unity (al-Muwahhidun or Ahl al-Tawhid)," (217) in upholding their portion of the bargain, agreed to provide religious legitimacy to the crown so long as shari'a--Islamic law--remained supreme.
First, the term 'dualism' has been taken in very different ways both by its asserters and its critics; second, the 'Orphic-Pythagorean' account of soul was often identified with the body-soul dualism presented in Plato's 'middle' dialogues, mainly in the Phaedo.