auto-suggestion

noun
au·​to-sug·​ges·​tion | \ ˌȯ-tō-sə(g)-ˈjes-chən How to pronounce auto-suggestion (audio) , -ˈjesh- \
variants: or autosuggestion

Definition of auto-suggestion

: an influencing of one's own attitudes, behavior, or physical condition by mental processes other than conscious thought : self-hypnosis

Other Words from auto-suggestion

auto-suggest \ ˌȯ-​tō-​sə(g)-​ˈjest How to pronounce auto-suggestion (audio) \ or autosuggest transitive verb auto-suggested or autosuggested; auto-suggesting or autosuggesting; auto-suggests or autosuggests
… we constantly auto-suggest negative thoughts. "I'm too fat," "I'm not clever enough," "I'm a smoker." — Eleanor Bailey

First Known Use of auto-suggestion

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of auto-suggestion was in 1880

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“Auto-suggestion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auto-suggestion. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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auto-suggestion

noun
au·​to-sug·​ges·​tion
variants: or autosuggestion \ -​sə(g)-​ˈjes(h)-​chən How to pronounce auto-suggestion (audio) \

Medical Definition of auto-suggestion

: an influencing of one's own attitudes, behavior, or physical condition by mental processes other than conscious thought : self-hypnosis — compare heterosuggestion

Other Words from auto-suggestion

auto-suggest or autosuggest \ -​sə(g)-​ˈjest How to pronounce auto-suggestion (audio) \ transitive verb

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