assertive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"assertive" in British English

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assertiveadjective

uk   /əˈsɜː.tɪv/  us   /-ˈsɝː.t̬ɪv/
C2 Someone who is assertive ​behavesconfidently and is not ​frightened to say what they ​want or ​believe: If you really ​want the ​promotion, you'll have to be more assertive.
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assertively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
We should not be ​afraid to assertively ​condemn such ​actions.
assertiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of assertive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assertive" in American English

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assertiveadjective

 us   /əˈsɜr·t̬ɪv/
behaving confidently and ​able to say in a ​direct way what you ​want or ​believe: If you really ​want the ​promotion, you’ll have to be more assertive.
(Definition of assertive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assertive" in Business English

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assertiveadjective

uk   us   /əˈsɜːtɪv/
behaving confidently and not being frightened to say what you want or believe: It's that assertive and confident ​attitude that helps ​businessgrow. She's not afraid of being assertive with her ​staff.
assertively
adverb
They will be watching to see if the ​candidatesbehave assertively during the ​jobinterview.
assertiveness
noun [U]
Training ​packagesincludecourses on assertiveness and ​managerialskills.
(Definition of assertive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assertive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚定自信的, 果敢的…
in Turkish kendine aşırı güvenen, kendinden emin…
in Russian уверенный в себе…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅定自信的, 果敢的…
in Polish stanowczy, asertywny…
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