Definition of yourself in English:

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Pronunciation: /yərˈself/


[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
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  • 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.



(not) be yourself


by yourself

see yourself at by.

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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