A contracted form of one's self. Equivalent to one + -self.
oneself (reflexive form of the indefinite personal pronoun one, formerly sometimes two words: one's self)
- A person's self: general form of himself, herself, themself or yourself.
- Teaching oneself to swim can be dangerous.
This pronoun can be used for emphasis or to make a verb reflexive.
a person's self: general form of himself, herself, themself or yourself
English personal pronouns