Definition of self-help in English:


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[mass noun]
  • The use of one’s own efforts and resources to achieve things without relying on others: a reduction in the role of the state and an increasing reliance on self-help
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    • What we have not done is ask whether self-help can sensibly be relied upon to deal with all the problems that limited liability causes for creditors.
    • The centre promotes self-help and complementary therapies for cancer sufferers to try and enhance their quality of life.
    • Few seem to practice self-help, and even fewer turn to organising group therapy.

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