- the surrender or yielding up of oneself, one's will, affections, etc., as to another person, an influence, or a cause.
Origin of self-surrender
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for self-surrender
The two experiences that keep us together are love and work, and the essence of both experiences is self-surrender.Death by Texting
September 4, 2009
For, in the very act of thus trusting, there is self-surrender, is there not?
We enter the realm of music when we enter the realm of self-surrender.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
And, brethren, our self-surrender is the essence of our Christianity.
The psychologists call this the element of "self-surrender."The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
She has to learn that self-surrender may be just as great a crime as self-assertion.Marriage In Free Society