Definition of assertive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈsɜːtɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈsɜːrtɪv//
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expressing opinions or desires strongly and with confidence, so that people take notice You should try and be more assertive. assertive behaviour opposite submissive See related entries: ConfidentExtra examples People today are more assertive in their demands for social justice. She decided to adopt a more assertive approach. There was a new assertive foreign policy in the White House. They get training in how to be assertive rather than aggressive.
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