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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhimselfhim‧self /ɪmˈself; strong hɪmˈself/ ●●● S1 W1 pronoun [reflexive form of ‘he’] 🔊 🔊 1 XX a) used to show that the man or boy who does something is affected by his own action 🔊 In despair, the young boy had hanged himself. 🔊 His name is James but he calls himself Jim. 🔊 He poured himself a glass of orange juice. b) used after words such as ‘everyone’, ‘anyone’, and ‘someone’ to talk about people in general being affected by their own actions 🔊 Everyone should learn to respect himself.2 MANEMPHASIZE a) used to emphasize that you are talking about one particular man or boy 🔊 It was the president himself who opened the door. 🔊 It must be true – he said so himself. b) used after ‘like’, ‘as’, or ‘except’ instead of ‘him’ 🔊 The other passengers were all refugees like himself.3 (all) by himself4 not be/feel/seem himself5 have something (all) to himself
Examples from the Corpus
himselfEveryone here should decide for himself.He built the closets himself.Peter considers himself a poet.Steve himself is just recovering from surgery.Mikey calls himself Michael these days.I don't think he hurt himself when he fell