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See definition of assert oneself on Dictionary.com
  • as inraise one's voice
  • as inrequire

synonyms for assert oneself

  • shout
  • speak out
  • speak up
  • call for
  • cause
  • compel
  • demand
  • expect
  • instruct
  • involve
  • obligate
  • oblige
  • order
  • request
  • take
  • beg
  • beseech
  • bid
  • challenge
  • claim
  • command
  • constrain
  • crave
  • direct
  • enjoin
  • entail
  • exact
  • postulate
  • requisition
  • solicit
  • call upon
  • insist upon
  • look for
  • push for
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How to use assert oneself in a sentence

The well-worn aphorism of the Frenchman, “History repeats itself,” was about to assert itself.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The knocker appeared to hear the response, and to assert that it was quite impossible he could wait so long.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
The habit of refreshing oneself with a pipe on some elevated spot which commands a fine view, is common to both sexes.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Quiet and good natured, when necessity arose he never failed to assert his authority.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
It was as if the earlier, loving Lettice tried to assert itself, but was instantly driven back again.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To suddenly discover oneself proficient where failure had been feared increases self esteem and adds to the sum of happiness.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Never, when advancing an opinion, assert positively that a thing "is so," but give your opinion as an opinion.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
As a proof of what I assert, I will mention a little affair which happened one day before my hut.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
This tax was retained supposedly to assert the right of Parliament to tax the colonists whenever it so desired.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Natives join them from various motives, for it would be venturesome to assert that they are all moved by religious conviction.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSERT ONESELF

  • assert oneself
  • shout
  • speak out
  • speak up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.