self-en·​rich·​ment ˌself-in-ˈrich-mənt How to pronounce self-enrichment (audio)
: the act or process of increasing one's intellectual or spiritual resources

Examples of self-enrichment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Government is an instrument for private self-enrichment, for the guy who gets in, for his family, for his private businesses. ABC News, 13 Aug. 2023 Responding to the self-enrichment charge, Albrecht’s deputy laughs. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2023 We’re supposed to be aghast at the suggestion that sound medical judgment might at times have given way to motives of self-enrichment at the expense of public health? Matthew Scully, National Review, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-enrichment was in 1920

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“Self-enrichment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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