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oneself

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pronoun one·self \(ˌ)wən-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\

Simple Definition of oneself

  • —used as the object of a verb or preposition when one is the stated subject or is understood to be the subject

  • —used for emphasis to refer again to the subject when one is the subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oneself

  1. 1 :  a person's self :  one's own self —used reflexively as object of a preposition or verb or for emphasis in various constructions

  2. 2 :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

be oneself

  1. :  to conduct oneself in a usual or fitting manner

1548

First Known Use of oneself

1548

Variants of oneself

also

one's self

play \(ˌ)wən-, ˌwənz-\


ONESELF Defined for Kids

oneself

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pronoun one·self \ˌwən-ˈself\

Definition of oneself for Students

  1. :  a person's own self <Living by oneself can be lonely.>




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