assert oneself
phrasal to speak or act in a manner that compels recognition especially of one's rights

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  • assert oneself — index certify (attest), constrain (compel) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • assert oneself — verb put oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑behave, ↑comport • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * BEHAVE/SPEAK CONFIDENTLY, be assertive, put oneself forward, make one s presence felt; …   Useful english dictionary

  • assert oneself — these abused spouses have lost the nerve to assert themselves in even the smallest of ways Syn: behave confidently, speak confidently, be assertive, put oneself forward, take a stand, make one s presence felt; informal put one s foot down …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • assert oneself — prove oneself, show oneself worthy; stand up for ones own opinions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assert oneself — behave or speak confidently and forcefully. → assert …   English new terms dictionary

  • assert oneself — idi to claim one s rights or declare one s views firmly and forcefully …   From formal English to slang

  • assert — [ə sʉrt′] vt. [< L assertus, pp. of asserere, to join to, claim < ad , to + serere, join: see SERIES] 1. to state positively; declare; affirm 2. to maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.) assert oneself to insist on one s rights, or on… …   English World dictionary

  • assert — c.1600, declare, from L. assertus, pp. of asserere claim, maintain, affirm (see ASSERTION (Cf. assertion)). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself stand up for one s rights is recorded from 1879 …   Etymology dictionary

  • assert — ► VERB 1) state (a fact or belief) confidently and forcefully. 2) cause others to recognize (something) by confident and forceful behaviour. 3) (assert oneself) be confident and forceful. ORIGIN Latin asserere claim, affirm …   English terms dictionary

  • assert — 01. You shouldn t let people push you around so much. You really need to [assert] yourself a bit more. 02. [Assertive] people can sometimes be seen as overly aggressive. 03. Despite her repeated [assertions] that she was innocent, everyone was… …   Grammatical examples in English

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