Does her character continue to find her independence and assert herself in their marriage this season?
Pope Francis used this story to assert that, like that first Francis, Christians have on too many clothes.
The Bush administration once went so far as to assert that the Iraq War would pay for itself!
c.1600, "declare," from Latin assertus, past participle of asserere "claim, maintain, affirm" (see assertion). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself "stand up for one's rights" is recorded from 1879.