Definition of ourselves in English:

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ourselves

Pronunciation: /aʊəˈsɛlvz/

pronoun

[first person plural]
1 [reflexive] Used as the object of a verb or preposition when this is the same as the subject of the clause and the subject is the speaker and one or more other people considered together: since we’re here, we might as well enjoy ourselves
More example sentences
  • There is no need for police to direct our every act in order for us to enjoy ourselves.
  • The basic freedom to dance, listen to music and enjoy ourselves is now under threat.
  • It's a big occasion and a big game for us and we've just got to go out there and enjoy ourselves.
2 [emphatic] We or us personally (used to emphasize the speaker and one or more other people considered together): we invented it ourselves
More example sentences
  • We got a bit of bad advice, but we took it ourselves so we can't blame anybody else.
  • With the last album, fans said their favourite songs were the ones we wrote ourselves.
  • We had the bravery and the belief to do it ourselves, and not depend on results elsewhere.

Phrases

1

(not) be ourselves

2

by ourselves

see by oneself at by.

Words that rhyme with ourselves

elves, selves, shelves, theirselves, themselves, yourselves

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