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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-surrender

Statistics for self-surrender

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for self-surrender

The first known use of self-surrender was in 1647

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on self-surrender

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with self-surrender

Comments on self-surrender

What made you want to look up self-surrender? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!