Meaning of “themselves” - Learner’s Dictionary


pronoun us uk /ðəmˈselvz/

A2 the reflexive form of the pronoun 'they':

They're both 16 - they're old enough to look after themselves.

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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.
(all) by themselves

A2 alone or without anyone else's help:

The kids arranged the party all by themselves.
(all) to themselves

for their use only:

They had the whole campsite to themselves.

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