self-help


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self-help

(sĕlf′hĕlp′)
n.
The act or an instance of helping or improving oneself without assistance from others.

self-help

n
1. the act or state of providing the means to help oneself without relying on the assistance of others
2.
a. the practice of solving one's problems by joining or forming a group designed to help those suffering from a particular problem
b. (as modifier): a self-help group.

self`-help′


adj.
(of a book, home study course, program, etc.) offering individuals information or counseling on how to help themselves attain certain goals.
[1825–35]
self`-help′er, n.
self`-help′ful, self`-help′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-help - the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
Translations

self-help

[ˌselfˈhelp]
A. Nautosuficiencia f
B. CPD [book, method] → de autoayuda
self-help group Ngrupo m de apoyo mutuo

self-help

[ˌsɛlfˈhɛlp] niniziativa individuale

self-help

n autoayuda
References in classic literature ?
His career is the typical American story of self-help.
The slave system on our place, in a large measure, took the spirit of self-reliance and self-help out of the white people.
And yet with all this rugged pride of manhood and self-help, was there ever soul more tenderly affectionate, loyally submissive to what was really higher than he?
50,000 families have built sweat-equity and gained affordable, decent housing over the last 50 years thanks to the Self-Help Housing Program at USDA
Synopsis: "Overcoming Anxiety: Self-Help Anxiety Relief" by clinical psychologist David Berndt outlines several self-help methods for relief of anxiety and worry.
The $674 million Self-Help Credit Union notified the Carolinas Credit Union League that it is disaffiliating from the league and leaving CUNA.
The Victorian Coalition Government is supporting community organisations that provide valuable networking and peer support to people with a disability, today announcing the recipients of 106 new Disability Self-Help Grants.
Confessions of a Self-Help Writer (The Journal of Michael Enzo)
Miranda Kerr first released an inspirational self-help book in August 2010.
Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy provides a user's guide to EMDR therapy and how it can empower those looking to overcome past hurts.
Imphal, Feb 24 ( ANI ): Thousands of women in different parts of Manipur have become members of self-help groups to increase their family incomes and improve their standard of life.
Citi Community Development and the Centre for Community Self-Help (Self-Help) are to get involved in a joint effort to popularise the Micro Branch model.