your·​self | \ yər-ˈself How to pronounce yourself (audio) , Southern also -ˈsef \

Definition of yourself

1a : 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 : oneself

Examples of yourself in a Sentence

You're not yourself today. Is something wrong? You'll feel like yourself again after some time away.

First Known Use of yourself

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Yourself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yourself

used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person being addressed has already been mentioned
used to emphasize that a particular person already mentioned has done, thought, or said something often used after the noun or pronoun it refers to
: your normal or healthy self


your·​self | \ yər-ˈself How to pronounce yourself (audio) \
plural yourselves\ -​ˈselvz \

Kids Definition of yourself

1 : your own self Be careful or you might hurt yourself. You are responsible yourselves for the problem.
2 : your normal or healthy self You're not yourself today.

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