Examples of assertive in a Sentence
When my mother brought my baby sister home on the train from the Chicago adoption agency, she had hired a woman from the South named Arizona, much younger than Hope, vigorous, boisterous, taller, darker, and less acclimated to the behavior expected of servants in an upscale Wasp suburb up North. She was a blithe spirit, as I remember her, assertive, gleeful, expansive, loud and goofy with me when, to tease her, I'd pull on the bow of her apron strings … —Edward Hoagland, Harper's, July 2004
Don't substitute corn syrup or molasses for cane syrup. Corn syrup is thinner, lighter and milder than cane syrup, and molasses is thicker, darker and much more assertive. —Denise Landis, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2002
One of the points I think that's important is the way in which the United States has responded to the initiatives in the African Renaissance, and a lot of the developments that we have seen, in fact, have their roots in Africa. What it means for U.S. policy is that the Africans themselves are being much more assertive than they have been in the past. —Emerge, June 1998
Daily newspaper in Chicago metro region seeks aggressive, assertive crime reporter who thrives on getting obligatory … items done fast in order to devote time to colorful stories about villains, victims and everything in between. —Editor & Publisher, 31 Oct. 1998
Their daughter is an assertive little girl.
If you want people to listen to your opinions, you'll need to learn to be more assertive.
Recent Examples of assertive from the Web
That had showed the baseball world a more assertive side of Syndergaard and sent a message: The Mets were not backing down from the Royals.
But Saudi Arabia has in what is seen as the latest of a series of newly assertive — critics say impulsive — foreign policy moves pressed by a new king and his son, the deputy crown prince.
Imagine the possibilities for this team once Porzingis, 20, discovers how to do it on his own, to be more assertive, to adjust to defenders.
Instead, Sempere reworks the recipe around cashews—a more assertive flavor that stands up better to the robustness of this drink and plays with the apricot rather than mimics it.
Much of the mistrust between the two countries has its roots in geopolitical tensions—China’s assertive behavior in the East and South China Seas, for instance, or U.S. naval surveillance off China’s coasts.
Since her death, Kerry has become assertive with parental advice.
Some of it boils down to you owning a more classic masculinity—going in for the kiss first, deciding the dinner location, simply being more assertive.
And Simon pushed the faculty to take a more assertive role.
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Origin and Etymology of assertive
First Known Use: circa 1619
Synonym Discussion of assertive
ASSERTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assertive for English Language Learners
: confident in behavior or style
ASSERTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of assertive for Students
: having a bold or confident manner an assertive attitude
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