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self-help definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1831 the action or process of bettering oneself or overcoming one's problems without the aid of others; especially the coping with one's personal or emotional problems without professional help self-help adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the theory that individuals should provide for their own support and improvement in society. 2 the act or faculty of providing for or improving oneself.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Self-help Self`-help", n. The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Self-help Self`-help", n. (Law) The right or fact of redressing or preventing wrongs by one's own action without recourse to legal proceedings, as in self-defense, distress, abatement of a nuisance, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Self-help consists of people providing support and help for each other in an informal way, rather than relying on the government, authorities, or other official organizations. She helped her Mum set up a self-help group for parents with over-weight children. N-UNCOUNT: oft N n 2. Self-help consists of doing things yourself to try and solve your own problems without depending on other people. ...a society that encourages competitiveness and self-help among the very young. ...a self-help book.



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