self-ac·​cep·​tance ˌself-ik-ˈsep-tən(t)s How to pronounce self-acceptance (audio)
: the act or state of accepting oneself : the act or state of understanding and recognizing one's own abilities and limitations
In each moment you're either practicing self-acceptance—or you're judging yourself.Linda Arnold

Examples of self-acceptance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set includes three stones: green aventurine for opportunity, luck, and motivation; sodalite for confidence, communication, and self-acceptance; and citrine for success, abundance, and good fortune. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2023 Lizzo is facing a lawsuit from former backup dancers that threatens to undo her image as a beacon of empowerment and self-acceptance. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Olivette Is You deals with similar themes of self-acceptance, this time for young readers. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 The magazine’s dedication to capturing the richness of Black love and beauty played a vital role in dismantling stereotypes and fostering a sense of pride and self-acceptance within the Black community. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 18 Aug. 2023 Gomez launched The Rare Impact Fund in 2020 as part of her commitment to addressing mental health and self-acceptance, with the goal of raising $100 million to address youth mental health. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Aug. 2023 Hardin’s narrative to self-acceptance is dazzling too, as momentous as the road she’s traveled. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2023 Tender Chiron then enters its retrograde period right on the heels of Venus, inviting us to notice the flaws of our own perceptions -- and teaching us self-acceptance. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 23 July 2023 Part of self-love is self-acceptance of that stuff too. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 19 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-acceptance was in 1885

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“Self-acceptance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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