self-actualize

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verb self-ac·tu·al·ize \ ˌself-ˈak-ch(ə-w)ə-ˌlīz , -sh(ə-w)ə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-actualize

intransitive verb
:to realize fully one's potential

self-actualization

play \ˌself-ˌak-ch(ə-w)ə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -sh(ə-w)ə-lə-\ noun

First Known Use of self-actualize

1874



Medical Dictionary

self-actualize

intransitive verb self-ac·tu·al·ize
variants: also British self-actualise \ˈself-ˈak-ch(ə-w)ə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of self-actualize

self-actualized also British self-actualised; self-actualizing also British self-actualising
:to realize fully one's potential

self-actualization

also British self-actualisation \-ˌak-ch(ə-w)ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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