itself

pronoun
it·self | \ it-ˈself , ət- , Southern also -ˈsef \

Definition of itself 

1 : that identical one — compare it sense 1 used reflexively watched the cat giving itself a bath, for emphasis the letter itself was missing, or in absolute constructions itself a splendid specimen of classic art, it has been exhibited throughout the world

2 : its normal, healthy, or sane condition

in itself

: in its own nature : intrinsically was not in itself bad

First Known Use of itself

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of itself was before the 12th century

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itself

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of itself

: that same one:

—used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to something that has already been mentioned

—used for emphasis to refer to something that has already been mentioned

itself

pronoun
it·self | \ it-ˈself \

Kids Definition of itself

: that identical one The cat gave itself a bath. This itself is a good enough reason.

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