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assert

verb [T] uk   /əˈsɜːt/  us   /-ˈsɝːt/
assert yourself
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C2 to behave in a way that expresses your confidence, importance, or power and earns you respect from others: I really must assert myself more in meetings.
C1 formal to say that something is certainly true: [+ that] He asserts that she stole money from him.C2 to do something to show that you have power: Throughout the Cold War, the Allies asserted their right to move freely between the two Berlins. She very rarely asserts her authority over the children.
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