self-en·​hance·​ment ˌself-in-ˈhan(t)-smənt How to pronounce self-enhancement (audio)
plural self-enhancements
: the act or process of improving or enhancing oneself or one's self-esteem
These dermatologic procedures are becoming viewed by men as a method of self-enhancement, like eating well, wearing nice clothes or going to the gym.Katie Chang
The study is the first to establish a cause-and-effect link between thinking positively about oneself (self-enhancement) and psychological wellbeing.Debbie Juniewicz

Examples of self-enhancement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, the problem here is that we are motivated by self-enhancement. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-enhancement was in 1856

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“Self-enhancement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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