Meaning of “himself” - Learner’s Dictionary


pronoun us uk /hɪmˈself/

A2 the reflexive form of the pronoun 'he':

John always cuts himself when he's shaving.

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B2 used to emphasize the pronoun 'he' or the particular male person you are referring to:

Do you want to speak to Dr Randall himself or his secretary?
He made the bookcase himself.
(all) by himself

A2 alone or without anyone else's help:

Joe made that snowman all by himself.
(all) to himself

for his use only:

Tim wants a desk all to himself.

(Definition of “himself” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)