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Definition of "yourself" []

  • That one identical with you: (pronoun)
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Did you buy yourself a gift? (pronoun)
  • Used for emphasis: You yourself were certain of the facts. (pronoun)
  • Used in an absolute construction: In office yourself, you helped push the bill along. (pronoun)
  • Your normal or healthy condition: Are you feeling yourself 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 "yourself" in a sentence
  • "But, as a general rule, "_keep yourself to yourself_" is a serviceable adage."
  • ""You may be able to protect yourself from all others, but can you always protect yourself _from yourself_?" sighed the old man."
  • "He said true; yourself and a companion _are_ theatre enough to one another, or _you_ to _yourself_."