See also: Yourself
From Middle English yourself, equivalent to your + -self.
- (Received Pronunciation, strong) IPA(key): /jɔːˈsɛlf/, /jʊəˈsɛlf/
- (Received Pronunciation, weak) IPA(key): /jəˈsɛlf/
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- (General American, strong) IPA(key): /jɔɹˈsɛlf/, /jʊɹˈsɛlf/
- (General American, weak) IPA(key): /jɚˈsɛlf/
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- Hyphenation: your‧self
- Rhymes: -ɛlf
yourself (referring to the person being spoken to, previously mentioned, the reflexive case of you)
- (reflexive) Your own self (singular).
- Be careful with that fire or you'll burn yourself.
- You (singular); used emphatically, especially to indicate exclusiveness of the referent's participation in the predicate, i.e., that no one else is involved.
- You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.
- After a good night's sleep you'll feel like yourself again.
(reflexive) your own self
you, used emphatically
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English personal pronouns
- “yǒur-self, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.