Translation of "assert" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əˈsɜːt/ us /-ˈsɝːt/
assert yourself

A to behave in a way that expresses your confidence, importance, or power and earns you respect from others

hacerse valer
I really must assert myself more in meetings.

formal to say that something is certainly true

He asserts that she stole money from him.

to do something to show that you have power

reafirmar, reivindicar
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.

(Translation of “assert” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈsəːt/

to say definitely

aseverar, afirmar, sostener
She asserted that she had not borrowed his book.

to insist on

defender, hacer valer
He should assert his independence.
assertion /-ʃən/ noun

aserción, aserto, afirmación
The more controversial assertions in the book have received a lot of publicity.
assertive /-tiv/ adjective

(too) inclined to assert oneself

You must learn to be more assertive in meetings to make sure that your opinion is heard.
assertively adverb

She has the confidence to express herself assertively.
assertiveness noun

This course is designed to help you improve your assertiveness at work.
assert oneself

to state one’s opinions confidently and act in a way that will make people take notice of one

afirmarse, defender las propias opiniones
You must assert yourself more if you want promotion.

(Translation of “assert” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)