yourselves[yo͝or-sĕlvzˈ, yôr-, yōr-, yər-]
yourselves definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Those ones identical with you:a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Help yourselves. Have yourselves a good time. You should all watch out for yourselves.b. Used for emphasis: You should take care of the matter yourselves.c. Used in an absolute construction: Yourselves having run the race, you four should receive the prize.
- Your normal or healthy condition: Just relax and be yourselves. See Usage Note at myself.
Variant of yourself
pronoun pl. yourselves
- a form of you, used:
- as an intensifier: you yourself told me
- as a reflexive: you must protect yourselves
- with the meaning “your real, true, or actual self” [you are not yourself when you're screaming at us] ( in this construction your functions as an adjective and self as a noun, and they may be separated: your own sweet self
- oneself: it is best to do it yourself