self-surrender

noun
self-sur·​ren·​der | \ ˌself-sə-ˈren-dər How to pronounce self-surrender (audio) \

Definition of self-surrender

: the giving up of oneself or one's will to some feeling or influence Recovery requires much less than self-help; it requires self-surrender, to a higher power or cosmic truth or other nondenominational universal force.— Wendy Kaminer

First Known Use of self-surrender

1647, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-surrender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-surrender. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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