Definition of “reflexive” - English Dictionary

“reflexive” in British English

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reflexiveadjective

uk /rɪˈflek.sɪv/ us /rɪˈflek.sɪv/

reflexive adjective (GRAMMAR)

language Reflexive words show that the person who does the action is also the person who is affected by it:

In the sentence "She prides herself on doing a good job", "prides" is a reflexive verb and "herself" is a reflexive pronoun.

(Definition of “reflexive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“reflexive” in American English

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reflexiveadjective [ not gradable ]

us /rɪˈflek·sɪv/

grammar showing that the action of the verb is directed back on the subject:

In the sentence "He hurt himself," "hurt" is a reflexive verb and "himself" is a reflexive pronoun.

(Definition of “reflexive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)