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yourself

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pronoun your·self \yər-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\

Simple Definition of yourself

  • : the person that is being addressed

  • —used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person being addressed has already been mentioned

  • : your normal or healthy self

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yourself

  1. 1 a :  that identical one that is you —used reflexively <you might hurt yourself>, for emphasis <carry them yourself>, or in absolute constructions b :  your normal, healthy, or sane condition or self <you haven't been yourself lately>

  2. 2 :  oneself

Examples of yourself in a sentence

  1. You're not yourself today. Is something wrong?

  2. You'll feel like yourself again after some time away.



14th Century

First Known Use of yourself

14th century



YOURSELF Defined for Kids

yourself

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pronoun your·self \yər-ˈself\

Definition of yourself for Students

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yourselves

\-ˈselvz\
  1. 1 :  your own self <Be careful or you might hurt yourself.> <You are responsible yourselves for the problem.>

  2. 2 :  your normal or healthy self <You're not yourself today.>




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