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English definition of “yourself”

yourself

pronoun     /jɔːˈself/ (plural yourselves)
REFLEXIVE A2 the reflexive form of the pronoun 'you': Don't cut yourself with that sharp knife.Reflexive forms
EMPHASIZE B2 used to emphasize the pronoun 'you' when talking about the actions of the person you are speaking to: Did you make the dress yourself?Reflexive forms
(all) by yourself/yourselves A2 alone or without anyone else's help: I'm amazed you managed to move those boxes all by yourself.Unaided and working alone
(all) to yourself for your use only: So you've got the whole house to yourself this weekend?ExcludingParticular and individual
(Definition of yourself pronoun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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