assertive as‧ser‧tive [əˈsɜːtɪv ǁ -ɜːr-] adjective
behaving in a confident way so that people listen to your opinions and ideas
— assertiveness noun [uncountable] :

assertiveness training classes for female employees

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assertive UK US /əˈsɜːtɪv/ adjective
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.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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