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yourselfpronoun

uk   strong /jɔːˈself/  us   /jʊr-/ weak /jə-/  /jɚ-/ (plural yourselves)

yourself pronoun (PERSON/PEOPLE ADDRESSED)

A2 used when the subject of the verb is "you" or the person being spoken to, and the object is the same person: Be careful with that knife or you'll cut yourself! Katie, control yourself!A2 used for emphasis when the subject is "you": Did you make the dress yourself? You can do that yourself.be yourself to behave in your usual manner, rather than behaving in a way you think other people might like: The best thing you can do is to go into the interview and just be yourself.(all) by yourself A2 alone or without help from anyone else: I'm amazed you managed to move those boxes all by yourself. Do you like being by yourself sometimes or do you get lonely?(all) to yourself for your use only: So you've got the whole house to yourself this weekend?not be/seem/feel yourself not to be, seem, or feel as happy or healthy as usual: Why don't you go home early if you're not feeling yourself?in yourself UK informal used when asking someone about their state of mind when they are physically ill: I know you must still be uncomfortable, but how are you in yourself?
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yourself pronoun (PEOPLE GENERALLY)

B2 used when both the subject and object of the verb are "you" and "you" is also being used to refer to people generally: You tell yourself everything's all right but you know it's not really.
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