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as·ser·tive

 (ə-sûr′tĭv)
adj.
Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.

as·ser′tive·ly adv.
as·ser′tive·ness n.
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assertive

(əˈsɜːtɪv)
adj
1. confident and direct in claiming one's rights or putting forward one's views
2. given to making assertions or bold demands; dogmatic or aggressive
asˈsertively adv
asˈsertiveness n
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as•ser•tive

(əˈsɜr tɪv)

adj.
1. confidently aggressive or self-assured; forceful; dogmatic.
2. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.
[1555–65]
as•ser′tive•ly, adv.
as•ser′tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assertive - aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
unassertive - inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"
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assertive

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assertive

adjective
1. Marked by boldness and assertiveness:
2. Bold and definite in character:
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Translations
تَأكيدي، مُصِّر، جازِم
настоятеленсамоуверен
sebevědomý
egenrådigselvsikker
bizonyítgató
ákveîinn, viss í sinni sök
assertiefmondig
sebavedomý
çok iddialı

assertive

[əˈsɜːtɪv] ADJ [manner, tone] → firme y enérgico; [behaviour] → enérgico
try to be a bit more assertiveintenta ser un poco más firme y enérgico, intenta hacerte valer un poco más
you were very assertive in that meetingte mostraste muy firme y enérgico en esa reunión
slowly she began to become more assertivepoco a poco empezó a mostrarse más segura de sí misma or empezó a hacerse valer más
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

assertive

[əˈsɜːrtɪv] adj [person] → qui a de l'assurance; [tone] → assuré(e), péremptoire
He's not assertive enough → Il n'a pas suffisamment d'assurance.
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assertive

adj, assertively
advbestimmt
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assertive

[əˈsɜːtɪv] adjche sa imporsi
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assert

(əˈsəːt) verb
1. to say definitely. She asserted that she had not borrowed his book.
2. to insist on. He should assert his independence.
asˈsertion (-ʃən) noun
asˈsertive (-tiv) adjective
(too) inclined to assert oneself.
assert oneself
to state one's opinions confidently and act in a way that will make people take notice of one. You must assert yourself more if you want promotion.
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For underneath Martin's awe lurked his assertive ego, and he felt the urge to measure himself with these men and women and to find out what they had learned from the books and life which he had not learned.
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Fortunately, there is also a range of styles, textures and level of intensity in blue cheese today -- from creamy and mild to crumbly and assertive -- to suit every palate.
So, the real moral of the fictional account of Nurse Sally's story is that you really can get your needs and wants met--not through aggressive, in-your-face confrontations--but via effective, positive and assertive communications.
Set in the inner city, Another Stereotype Bites the Dust follows the educated yet underachieving AfricanAmerican writer Lemont Brown and his friends, an assertive Mexican-American woman and a mooching, rapper who still lives with his mother.
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According to Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member Francis Flynn, the most identifiable trait that can hold someone back from becoming a great leader is being too assertive -- or not assertive enough.