Definition of autosuggestion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôdōsəˈjesCH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌôdōsəɡˈjesCH(ə)n/


The hypnotic or subconscious adoption of an idea that one has originated oneself, e.g. through repetition of verbal statements to oneself in order to change behavior.
Example sentences
  • In my view, the methods of self-training based on professional military traditions may include: self-persuasion, self-commitment, self-exercise, emulation, auto-suggestion, self-control and introspection.
  • Lately I have been quite involved in developing and delivering sessions on self-affirmation and auto-suggestion.
  • The book delineates how we can call upon focusing techniques, imagery, body awareness and many other types of auto-suggestion in order to practice efficiently, overcome performance fears and find our expressive voice.

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Syllabification: au·to·sug·ges·tion

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