Definition of herself in English:


Line breaks: her|self
Pronunciation: /həːˈsɛlf


[third person singular]
1 [reflexive] Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a female person or animal previously mentioned as the subject of the clause: she had to defend herself Jo made herself a cup of tea
More example sentences
  • She didn't see why she could just call herself a female Marquis and have done with it!
  • Valerie used to go to Southend and treat herself to a cup of coffee when she was feeling down.
  • She poured herself a cup from the flask she had tucked away in the holdall she'd brought.
2 [emphatic] She or her personally: she told me herself
More example sentences
  • It makes a person want to help others and to become a better person himself or herself.
  • So it is for each defendant himself or herself to decide whether to answer or not.
  • He hopes she might buy it herself, but admits he is not too concerned who gets it.


Old English (see her, self).

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