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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
      • Once again, the industry got itself in trouble and government had to bail it out.
      • Nature 'publishes itself in creatures, reaching from particles and spicula, through transformation on transformation to the highest symmetries.
      • The most intriguing evidence is right next to Stonehenge itself — three big post holes that held tall totemlike timber poles.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • 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.
      • Its relief scene includes 11 cupids harvesting and stomping on grapes to make wine in a lenos, a long trough similar to the sarcophagus itself.
      • Like a daruma doll, you knock it over and it rights itself.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Pronouns
      • Third person pronouns

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en atself
    2. en ittself
    3. en it self
    4. en hitself
    5. en himself
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of itself for the defined word.

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