Definition of yourself in English:

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yourself

Pronunciation: /yərˈself/

pronoun

[second person singular] (plural yourselves /-ˈselvz/)
1 [reflexive] Used to refer to the person being addressed as the object of a verb or preposition when they are also the subject of the clause: help yourselves, boys see for yourself
More example sentences
  • If you could please refer yourselves to the summons on page 22 of the application book.
  • The dancers are competent but seemed rather stiff it's panto girls and boys, let yourselves go!
  • The twist in the end makes the film and I'll let you see it for yourselves.
2 [emphatic] You personally (used to emphasize the person being addressed): you’re going to have to do it yourself
More example sentences
  • Mr Mahroof, I am particularly interested in how people like yourselves get onto the front row.
  • People such as yourselves ought to have the right to vote revoked immediately!
  • You have to show yourselves as people with open minds, receptive to the ideas of independent voices in the boardroom.

Phrases

1

(not) be yourself

2

by yourself

see yourself at by.
3

how's yourself?

informal How are you? (used especially after answering a similar inquiry).
Example sentences
  • How's the family and how's yourself?

Words that rhyme with yourself

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

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Syllabification: your·self

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