project oneself

idiom

: to act so as to make people see one in a certain way
He tried to project himself as a strong leader.

Examples of project oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Become a Subscriber Presumably some of this is performative, an attempt to project oneself as the sort of history bro who can mansplain Catullus. Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic, 15 Sep. 2023 One of humanity’s greatest attributes is the capacity for empathy, the ability to project oneself into the perspectives of others. Moriba Jah, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2023

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“Project oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/project%20oneself. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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