pronoun[third person singular]
- 1 [reflexive] Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a male person or animal previously mentioned as the subject of the clause: the steward introduced himself as Pete he ought to be ashamed of himselfMore example sentences
- He decided that he did not want to subject himself to the strain and reluctantly withdrew.
- Buddha referred to himself as a healer and his teachings as a course of treatment.
- Ruffini used group theory in his work but he had to invent the subject for himself.
- 2 [emphatic] He or him personally (used to emphasize a particular male person or animal mentioned): Ben told me himselfMore example sentences
- At the heart of the conflict lay the policies and personality of the King himself.
- He also agreed that he himself had hit people before in the same way and they had not been injured.
- He himself was suffering from personal stress when he gave evidence, as he told me.