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assertiveadjective

uk   /əˈsɜː.tɪv/ us   /əˈsɝː.t̬ɪv/
C2 Someone who is assertive behaves confidently 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   /əˈsɜː.tɪv.li/ us   /əˈsɝː.t̬ɪv.li/
We should not be afraid to assertively condemn such actions.
assertiveness
noun [U] uk   /əˈsɜː.tɪv.nəs/ us   /əˈsɝː.t̬ɪv.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   /əˈsɜːtɪv/ us  
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.
(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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