self-finance

verb
self-fi·​nance | \ ˌself-fə-ˈnan(t)s How to pronounce self-finance (audio) , -ˈfī-ˌnan(t)s, -fī-ˈnan(t)s \
self-financed; self-financing; self-finances

Definition of self-finance

1 transitive : to raise or provide funds or capital for (something) oneself : to finance (something) oneself Sherzan self-financed much of his primary campaign, putting in more than $640,000 of his own money.— Kathie Obradovich
2 intransitive : to furnish or provide oneself with necessary funds or capital They lack the resources to self-finance until they have built a big enough operation.— Patrick Kennedy

First Known Use of self-finance

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of self-finance was in 1928

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“Self-finance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-finance. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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