self-ad·​vance·​ment ˌself-əd-ˈvan(t)-smənt How to pronounce self-advancement (audio)
: the act of advancing oneself
Reading from an early age is crucial to educational success and self-advancementSam Ford
Historically, the British aristocracy's defining feature was not a noble aspiration to serve the common weal but a desperate desire for self-advancement.Chris Bryant

Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-advancement was in 1645

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“Self-advancement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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