Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “yourself”

See all translations

yourself

pronoun  /jərˈself/ ( plural yourselves  /jərˈselvz/) us  
the person or people being spoken to; the reflexive form of you: Be careful with that knife or you’ll cut yourself. Yourself is sometimes used to emphasize the subject of the sentence: Did you girls actually raise this money yourselves?(all) by yourself If you do something (all) by yourself, you do it alone or without help from anyone: You’re old enough to take the bus by yourself, aren’t you, Joyce?(all) to yourself If you have something (all) to yourself, you have it for your use only: Now that Neil and Sam are away, you’ve got the whole house to yourself.
(Definition of yourself from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of yourself?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “yourself” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More