Definition of yourself
1a : that identical one that is you —used reflexively you might hurt yourself, for emphasis carry them yourself, or in absolute constructionsb : 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
YOURSELF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yourself for English Language Learners
: 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
YOURSELF Defined for Kids
Definition of yourself for Students
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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