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self-help

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

self-help

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

[ˌsɛlfˈhɛlp] niniziativa individuale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

self-help

n autoayuda
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References in classic literature ?
"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?
The slave system on our place, in a large measure, took the spirit of self-reliance and self-help out of the white people.
His career is the typical American story of self-help. He was a telegraph messenger boy in New York during the Civil War, then a telegraph operator in Cleveland.
doctrines have been developed to regulate such "self-help"
Self-Help Service Centers: The Essential Foundation
The Gazette notice affirms the position it had earlier taken in April 2018 when it disowned ''NLC resolutions'' purporting to award prime parcels of land to self-help groups in Nairobi.
PEOPLE with mental illnesses are effectively being told to "look after themselves", experts warned, after it emerged more than 1,000 patients in Leicestershire were treated with self-help books last year.
Calumet Specialty Products released details on the completion of Phase I of its Self-Help program and provided expectations associated with Phase II of its program.
Thousands of people struggling with mental health in Merseyside are being told to "look after themselves" warn experts as it emerged patients are being given self-help books.
The federal aviation minister hailed the Sialkot exporters' spirit and struggle for establishing Asia's first ever private sector Sialkot International Airport on self-help basis.