himself

pronoun
him·​self | \ (h)im-ˈself How to pronounce himself (audio) , Southern also -ˈsef \

Definition of himself

1a : that identical male one used reflexively, for emphasis, in absolute constructions, and in place of him especially when joined to another object he considers himself luckyhe himself did ithimself unhappy, he understood the situationa gift to his wife and himself — compare he entry 1
b used reflexively when the sex of the antecedent is unspecified everyone must fend for himself
2 : his normal, healthy, or sane condition or self hasn't been himself lately
3 chiefly Ireland and Scotland : a man of consequence especially : the master of the house

Examples of himself in a Sentence

After a good night's sleep, he felt like himself again. He's not himself today; something must be bothering him.

First Known Use of himself

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

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“Himself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/himself. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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himself

pronoun
him·​self | \ him-ˈself How to pronounce himself (audio) , im- \

Kids Definition of himself

: his own self He hurt himself. He himself did it.

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