Antonyms for assert oneself

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How is one to intimidate, persuade, resist, assert oneself against them?

One had to say something if only to assert oneself against that wearisome, passionless and crushing uproar.

It may be needful, on occasion, to assert oneself, or at least one's authority; but it is difficult to do it without sin.

At my age,” she straightened herself proudly, “one must assert oneself!

I believe in such a place as London unless one has resolution to assert oneself people think one is a sort of shadow.

The desire to assert oneself is no less powerful, in the social interplay, than the impulse to submission.

To exist is to assert oneself, to affirm oneself, to love oneself; he to whom life is a burthen rids himself of it.

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