self-educate

verb
self-ed·​u·​cate | \ ˌself-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt How to pronounce self-educate (audio) \
self-educated; self-educating; self-educates

Definition of self-educate

transitive verb

: to educate oneself Libraries of all types, at their very roots, seek to provide people with the opportunity to explore knowledge and to self-educate throughout their lives.— Jean Donham The important lesson is to self-educate [=inform yourself] and research products that are safe and beneficial for your pets.— Joanna Bronson

First Known Use of self-educate

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-educate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-educate. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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