How to use
reflexive form of 'he'
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.
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.
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.
used after 'like', 'as', or 'except' instead of 'him'
The other passengers were all refugees like himself.
(all) by himself
He's lived by himself since his wife died.
Winston was sitting all by himself.
without help from anyone else
It was the first time he felt he had achieved something by himself.
not be/feel/seem himself
if a man or boy is not himself, he does not feel or behave as he usually does, for example because he is upset or ill
Rick hasn't seemed himself lately.
have something (all) to himself
if a man or boy has something to himself, he does not have to share it with anyone else
John at last had a bedroom all to himself.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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