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English definition of “themselves”

themselves

pronoun
 
 
/ðəmˈselvz/
REFLEXIVE A2 the reflexive form of the pronoun 'they': They're both 16 - they're old enough to look after themselves.Reflexive forms
EMPHASIS B2 used to emphasize the pronoun 'they' or the particular group of people you are referring to: The staff themselves were unhappy with the decision. They've decided to run the club themselves.Reflexive forms
(all) by themselves A2 alone or without anyone else's help: The kids arranged the party all by themselves.Unaided and working alone
(all) to themselves for their use only: They had the whole campsite to themselves.ExcludingParticular and individual
(Definition of themselves from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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