English version

yourself

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishyourselfyour‧self /jɔːˈself $ jɔːr-/ ●●● S1 W2 pronoun [reflexive form of ‘you’] (plural yourselves /-ˈselvz/) 🔊 🔊 1 XXused when talking to someone to show that they are affected by their own action 🔊 Look at yourself in the mirror. 🔊 Come and warm yourselves by the fire. 🔊 Have you hurt yourself? 🔊 Go and buy yourself an ice cream.2 a) used to emphasize ‘you’ 🔊 If you don’t trust me, you’d better go yourself. 🔊 You yourselves are the guilty ones. 🔊 It must be true. You told me so yourself. b) used after ‘like’, ‘as’, or ‘except’ instead of ‘you’, especially to make what you are saying seem more formal or important 🔊 Most of our customers are people like yourself.3 (all) by yourself4 not seem/be/feel yourself5 have something (all) to yourself do-it-yourself, → keep something to yourself at keep to, → keep yourself to yourself at keep to
Examples from the Corpus
yourselfIf you want something done right, you'd better do it yourself.It must be true - you told me so yourself.You can make yourself a cup of coffee.You'll hurt yourself if you're not careful.This is the perfect suit for a businessman such as yourself, sir.
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