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Definition of "himself" []

  • That one identical with him: (pronoun)
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: He congratulated himself. (pronoun)
  • Used for emphasis: He himself found the courage. (pronoun)
  • Used in an absolute construction: In the black himself, he could offer financial assistance to his cousin. (pronoun)
  • His normal or healthy condition or state: He's feeling himself again. See Usage Note at myself. (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "himself" in a sentence
  • "Note that in ˜Pat thinks Chris treated himself/him™, the antecedent of ˜himself™ must be the subject of ˜treated™, while the antecedent of ˜him™ must not be."
  • "The slaveholder, in making out his own title to himself, makes out the title of every human being to _himself_."
  • ""_No man liveth to himself and no man dieth to himself_.""