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itself meaning

EN[ˈɪtsɛlf] [-ɛlf]
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    Definition of itself in English Dictionary

  • PronounSUF-self
    1. (reflexive) it; A thing as the object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.
      1. The door closed by itself
    2. (emphatic) it; used to intensify the subject, especially to emphasize that it is the only participant in the predicate.
      1. The door itself is quite heavy.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The internal dynamics of the group itself may be extremely violent, for violence and pisstaking are inextricably linked, and each are involved in the central sphere of having a laff (Willis 1988: 29).
      • It’s a lovely sequence cut too short because the show seems afraid to give itself over to romance and whimsy and wistfulness when it has wedgie jokes to deliver.
      • The firm is defending itself against fresh allegations of pensions mis-selling.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Bart Simpson's stock phrase "I didn't do it" was once lampooned on the show itself.
      • I looked at a reference manual for my car just to answer one question, but I spent the whole afternoon with my nose buried in it, just yak shaving, and got no work done on the car itself.
      • Nothing was to be sacrosanct or sacred, excepting reason itself.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Pronouns
      • Third person pronouns

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en atself
    2. en hitself
    3. en ittself
    4. en it self
    5. en himself
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    Meaning of itself for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "itself" is a pronoun, more specifically, a third person pronoun.
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