Definitions for yourselfyʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-; -ˈsɛlvz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

your•self*yʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-; -ˈsɛlvz(pron.)(pl.)-selves

  1. Did you ever ask yourself, “Why”? You can think for yourself.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: a reflexive form of you (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition):

  2. (used as an intensifier):

    a letter you yourself wrote.

    Category: Function Word

  3. (used in absolute constructions):

    Yourself so sensitive, how can you ignore my feelings?

    Category: Function Word

  4. Ted and yourself have been elected; a girl no older than yourself.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: (used in place of you in various compound and comparative constructions):

  5. your normal or customary self:

    You'll soon be yourself again.

    Category: Function Word

  6. oneself:

    The surest way is to do it yourself.

    Category: Function Word

* Usage: See myself .

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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yourself(pronoun)ʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    indicates the person you are talking to is affected by what they do

    How did you hit yourself in the eye?; You're making yourselves miserable.

  2. yourselfʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    indicates you mean the person you are talking to, not anyone else

    It's a beautiful painting. Did you do it yourself?

  3. yourselfʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    alone or without help

    Are you by yourself?

  4. yourselfʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    only for you

    You'll have the house to yourself for a few days.


  1. yourself(Noun)

    Your usual, normal, or true self.

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

  2. yourself(Pronoun)

    Your own self.

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

  3. yourself(Pronoun)


    You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yourself

    an emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with you; as, you yourself shall see it; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, you have injured yourself

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yourself' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1087

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yourself' in Written Corpus Frequency: #488

Translations for yourself

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person(s) spoken or written to is/are the object(s) of an action he/they perform(s)

Why are you looking at yourselves in the mirror?; You can dry yourself with this towel.

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