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English definition of “them”

them

pronoun
 
 
strong /ðem/ weak /ðəm/
GROUP A1 used after a verb or preposition to refer to a group of people, animals, or things that have already been talked about: I'm looking for my keys - have you seen them?Personal pronouns
HIM/HER B1 used after a verb or preposition to refer to a person when you want to avoid saying 'him' or 'her' or when you do not know if the person is male or female: When each passenger arrives we ask them to fill in a form.Personal pronouns
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