yourself

pronoun

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

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Example Sentences

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

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of yourself was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Yourself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yourself. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition

yourself

pronoun

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