self–assertion

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noun self–as·ser·tion \-ə-ˈsər-shən\

Definition of self–assertion

  1. 1 :  the act of asserting oneself or one's own rights, claims, or opinions

  2. 2 :  the act of asserting one's superiority over others

1806

First Known Use of self–assertion

1806


SELF–ASSERTION Defined for English Language Learners

self–assertion

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noun self–as·ser·tion \-ə-ˈsər-shən\

Definition of self–assertion for English Language Learners

  • : the act of expressing or defending your rights, claims, or opinions in a confident or forceful way


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