Definition of 'assertive'
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We need to be bold and assertive. The Sun (2012)He will also be constrained by his increasingly assertive junior partner. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Britain today is less assertive and confident. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You have the right to make changes and become more assertive. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)You need to be assertive but not aggressive. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)You have become an assertive person and others will respect you for it. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)Be assertive without being aggressive and be clear about what you want. The Sun (2010)Teach the victim to become more assertive in the way they express their wishes. Families and Friends - how to help your child form happy relationships. (1989)An assertive person does not have to justify his or her reasons for doing or not doing something. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)An assertive person does not have to make him or herself responsible for solving the problems of the world. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)An assertive person is not worried about showing his or her vulnerability and is more able to accept inadequacies in others. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The verse is confident and assertive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Use humour But stick to the assertive style. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)He needs calm, consistent and assertive management by all adults involved in his welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second challenge is dealing with a government that is increasingly rich, confident and assertive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you take a more assertive or aggressive stance, others may hold back from you. The Sun (2015)An assertive person shows a desire to understand another person's point of view. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The longer he batted, the more confident and assertive he became. The Sun (2015)An assertive person doesn't allow this to happen. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)It is unworthy of the confident and assertive India of today. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It avoids the "I shall not be moved "intransigence of the assertive style. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'assertive'
British English: assertive ADJECTIVE
Someone who is assertive states their needs and opinions clearly, so that people take notice.
Most of us need to be more assertive when we visit the doctor.
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