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Language: Old English


him S1 W1 [object form of 'he']
1 used to refer to a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned or is already known about:
Are you in love with him?
Why don't you ask him yourself?
He repeated what she had told him.
I knew it was him as soon as I heard his voice.
2 used when talking about someone who may be male or female. Some people think this use is old-fashioned:
If you can convince a child you love him, you can teach him anything.
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