auto-suggestion

noun
au·to-sug·ges·tion | \ ˌȯ-tō-sə(g)-ˈjes-chən , -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

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auto-suggest \-sə(g)-ˈjest \ or autosuggest transitive verb
… we constantly auto-suggest negative thoughts. "I'm too fat," "I'm not clever enough," "I'm a smoker." —Eleanor Bailey

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But the autosuggestion tool guarantees that majority perspectives will be consistently privileged over others, right? Sean Illing, Vox, "How search engines are making us more racist," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of auto-suggestion

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auto-suggestion

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The first known use of auto-suggestion was in 1880

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autosuggestion

noun
au·to·sug·ges·tion | \ -sə(g)-ˈjes(h)-chən \

Medical Definition of autosuggestion 

: 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

autosuggest \-sə(g)-ˈjest \ transitive verb

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