[uh-sur-tiv] /əˈsɜr tɪv/
confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic:
He is too assertive as a salesman.
having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.
confident and direct in claiming one’s rights or putting forward one’s views
given to making assertions or bold demands; dogmatic or aggressive
1560s, “declaratory, positive, full of assertion,” from assert + -ive. Meaning “insisting on one’s rights” is short for self-assertive (1865).
[non-uh-ses-uh-buh l] /ˌnɒn əˈsɛs ə bəl/ adjective 1. (of stock) exempting the investor from any expense or liability beyond the amount of his or her investment.
[uh-sahy-nuh-buh l] /əˈsaɪ nə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being specified: The word has no assignable meaning in our language. 2. capable of being attributed: This work is assignable to a 12th-century poet. 3. Law. capable of being .
[uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh n] /əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of , or of absorbing information, experiences, etc.: the need for quick assimilation of the facts. 2. the state or condition of being , or of being absorbed into something. 3. the process of adapting or adjusting to the culture of a group or […]
[verb uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-; noun, adjective, uh-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see-] /verb əˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-; noun, adjective, əˈsoʊ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -si-/ verb (used with object), associated, associating. 1. to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: Many people associate dark clouds with depression and gloom. 2. to join as a companion, partner, or ally: […]