bring oneself

Definition of bring oneself

  1. :  to force oneself to do something that one does not want to do —usually used in negative statements <He knew that he should apologize, but he couldn't bring himself to do it.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded

    :  to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as

    :  attract

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

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