- the act of suggesting.
- the state of being suggested.
- something suggested, as a piece of advice: We made the suggestion that she resign.
- a slight trace: He speaks with a suggestion of a foreign accent.
- the calling up in the mind of one idea by another by virtue of some association or of some natural connection between the ideas.
- the idea thus called up.
- the process of inducing a thought, sensation, or action in a receptive person without using persuasion and without giving rise to reflection in the recipient.
- the thought, sensation, or action induced in this way.
Origin of suggestion
Examples from the Web for self-suggestion
I have indeed only indicated that it is by self-suggestion that the first steps are taken.
This is Self-Suggestion or deferred determination, be it with or without sleep.
This is a faculty which can be very much aided by forethought and self-suggestion.
This is a field in which self-suggestion is of definite value.Why Worry?
George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
Fahnestock seems to have obtained by self-suggestion with healthy persons results in some ways surpassing anything since recorded.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
- another term for autosuggestion
- something that is suggested
- a hint or indicationa suggestion of the odour of violets
- psychol the process whereby the mere presentation of an idea to a receptive individual leads to the acceptance of that ideaSee also autosuggestion
Word Origin and History for self-suggestion
mid-14c., "a prompting to evil," from Anglo-French and Old French suggestioun, from Latin suggestionem (nominative suggestio) "an addition, intimation, suggestion," from suggestus, past participle of suggerere "suggest, supply, bring up," from sub "up" (see sub-) + gerere "bring, carry" (see gest). Sense evolution in Latin is from "heap up, build" to "bring forward an idea." Meaning "proposal" appeared by late 14c., but original English notion of "evil prompting" is preserved in suggestive (1630s, though the indecent aspect did not emerge until 1888). Hypnotism sense is from 1887.
- Implanting of an idea in the mind of another by a word or act so as to influence conduct or physical condition.