Yourself meaning

yo͝or-sĕlf', yôr-, yər-
Yourself is defined as the one that is you.

An example of yourself used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "You should take care of yourself," which means that you should take care of your own body and situation.

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That one identical with you:
  • Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition.
    Did you buy yourself a gift?.
  • Used for emphasis.
    You yourself were certain of the facts.
  • Used in an absolute construction.
    In office yourself, you helped push the bill along.
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Your normal or healthy condition.

Are you feeling yourself again?

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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 customary self” [you don't seem quite yourself today] (in this construction your functions as an adjective and self as a noun, and they may be separated.
    your own sweet self.
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It is best to do it yourself.

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(reflexive) Your own self.

Be careful with that fire or you'll burn yourself.

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You; used emphatically, especially to indicate exclusiveness of the referent's participation in the predicate, i.e., that no one else is involved.

You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.

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Your usual, normal, or true self.

After a good night's sleep you'll feel like yourself again.

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