Having or showing a confident and forceful personality: patients should be more assertive with their doctors
More example sentences
- On top of abuse, midwives also face a far more assertive and confident middle class mother than they did even 15 years ago.
- I have become more assertive and self assured, and have found strengths within myself which I did not know existed.
- They reported increased confidence in being more assertive with patients.
confident, self-confident, bold, decisive, assured, self-assured, self-possessed, forthright, firm, emphatic;
authoritative, strong-willed, forceful, insistent, determined, commanding
informal feisty, pushy
- 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.
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