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Definition of "autosuggestion" []

  • Psychology The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "autosuggestion" in a sentence
  • "To “prime” the mind to function in this way, it is helpful to study such subjects as metaphysics, self-hypnosis also known as autosuggestion, the psychic sciences, and positive affirmation."
  • "The means employed by the healers all go back to autosuggestion, that is to say that these methods, whatever they are, words, incantations, gestures, staging, all produce in the patient the autosuggestion of recovery."
  • "Neurasthenia, stammering, aversions, kleptomania, certain cases of paralysis, are nothing but the result of unconscious autosuggestion, that is to say the result of the action of the _unconscious_ upon the physical and moral being."