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herself

Syllabification: her·self
Pronunciation: /hərˈself
 
/

Definition of herself in English:

pronoun

[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 (used to emphasize a particular female person or animal mentioned): 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.

Origin

Old English (see her, self).

Phrases

(not) be herself

1

by herself

2
see by oneself at by.

Words that rhyme with herself

elf, himself, itself, myself, oneself, ourself, self, shelf, themself, thyself, yourself

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