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English definition of “herself”

herself

pronoun     /həˈself/
REFLEXIVE A2 the reflexive form of the pronoun 'she': She kept telling herself that nothing was wrong.Reflexive forms
EMPHASIZE B2 used to emphasize the pronoun 'she' or the particular female person you are referring to: She decorated the cake herself.Personal pronouns
(all) by herself A2 alone or without anyone else's help: She managed to put her shoes on all by herself.Unaided and working alone
(all) to herself for her use only: My sister's got the house to herself this weekend.ExcludingParticular and individual
(Definition of herself pronoun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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