Himself meaning

hĭm-sĕlf
That one identical with him:
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition.
    He congratulated himself.
  • Used for emphasis.
    He himself found the courage.
  • Used in an absolute construction.
    In the black himself, he could offer financial assistance to his cousin.
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His normal or healthy condition or state.

He's feeling himself again.

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A form of he, used:
  • As an intensifier.
    He said so himself.
  • As a reflexive.
    He hurt himself.
  • With the meaning “his real, true, or normal self” [he is not himself today].
  • As a subject.
    himself will have his tea now.
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The reflexive pronoun for God.
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Origin of himself

  • Middle English from Old English himselfum him him him selfum dative of self self self

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition