Translation of "assert" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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assertverb [ T ]

uk /əˈsɜːt/ us /-ˈsɝːt/
assert yourself

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  • She very quickly asserted her authority over the class.
  • Tough new policies are needed if the authorities are to assert control over a crime-ridden city.
  • The book asserts that the 1969 moon landing was a hoax.
  • The prime minister asserted that he had no intention of resigning.
  • He made a special appearance on television asserting that the allegations against him were false.

C2 to behave in a way that expresses your confidence, importance, or power and earns you respect from others

坚持自己的主张;表现坚定
I really must assert myself more in meetings. 我在会议上确实必须立场更坚定一些。

C1 formal to say that something is certainly true

断言;肯定地说
[ + that ] He asserts that she stole money from him. 他一口咬定她偷了他的钱。

C2 to do something to show that you have power

主张;维护;坚持
Throughout the Cold War, the Allies asserted their right to move freely between the two Berlins. 冷战期间,盟国自始至终坚持其在东西柏林之间自由来往的权利。
She very rarely asserts her authority over the children. 她很少摆出大人的权威来管教孩子。

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