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English definition of “assertive”
› behaving confidently and not being frightened to say what you want or believe: It's that assertive and confident attitude that helps business grow. She's not afraid of being assertive with her staff. assertively adverb › They will be watching to see if the candidates behave assertively during the job interview. assertiveness noun [U] › Training packages include courses on assertiveness and managerial skills.