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self-realization

[ self-ree-uh-luh-zey-shuhn, self- ]

noun

  1. the fulfillment of one's potential.


self-realization

noun

  1. the realization or fulfilment of one's own potential or abilities


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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-realization1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

But Burroughs is after something more than self-realization.

Desire for expansion, for "self-realization," is its motive.

The means by which a soul comes to its self-realization has been a favorite study with poets, dramatists, and novelists.

In her, Goethe has shown how one class of persons, and that a large class, come to self-realization.

They are the means by which complete self-realization is to be attained; they are the study of perfection.

They have denied that pleasure is such an outside aim, and put perfection or self-realization in its place.

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