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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