Definition of ourselves in English:


Line breaks: our|selves
Pronunciation: /aʊəˈsɛlvz


[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
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    • 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
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    • 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.


(not) be ourselves

by ourselves

see by oneself at by.

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