Itself meaning

ĭt-sĕlf
That one identical with it:
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition.
    The cat scratched itself.
  • Used for emphasis.
    The trouble is in the machine itself.
  • Used in an absolute construction.
    Itself no great poem, it still reveals talent.
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(reflexive) It; A thing as the object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.

The door closed by itself.

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A form of it, used:
  • As an intensifier.
    The work itself is easy.
  • As a reflexive.
    The dog bit itself.
  • With the meaning “its real, true, or normal self” [the bird is not itself today]
    its own sweet self.
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Itself is a form of "it" which is used to put emphasis on something.

An example of itself is a self cleaning oven; the oven cleans itself.

An example of itself is a dog scratching their back until it bled; the dog scatched itself.

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Its normal or healthy condition or state.

The car is acting itself again since we changed the oil.

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(emphatic) It; used to intensify the subject, especially to emphasize that it is the only participant in the predicate.

The door itself is quite heavy.

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