Definition of assertive in English:

assertive

Line breaks: as¦sert|ive
Pronunciation: /əˈsəːtɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

assertively

adverb
More example sentences
  • I raised my voice and assertively directed him to move.
  • Rather than getting into a shouting match, he recommends taking three deep breaths, changing your environment or making your point assertively but calmly.
  • The hostility-reduction intervention included teaching them skills for expressing anger more appropriately and more assertively.

assertiveness

noun
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  • It's about assertiveness and confidence building, not just lifting weights.
  • It is a reflection and measure of growing confidence and assertiveness of the lesbian and gay communities.
  • The assertiveness required of a self-respecting man was frowned on in slaves and women.

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