pronoun, plural your·selves [yoo r-selvz, yawr-, yohr-, yer-] /yʊərˈsɛlvz, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-/.

  1. (an emphatic appositive of you or ye1): a letter you yourself wrote.
  2. a reflexive form of you (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition): Don’t blame yourself. Did you ever ask yourself “why”? You can think for yourself.
  3. Informal. (used in place of you, especially in compound subjects, objects, and complements): Ted and yourself have been elected. We saw your sister and yourself at the game. People like yourselves always feel like that.
  4. (used in absolute constructions): Yourself having so little money, how could they expect you to help?
  5. your normal or customary self: You’ll soon be yourself again.
  6. (used in place of you after as, than, or but): scholars as famous as yourselves; a girl no older than yourself.
  7. oneself: The surest way is to do it yourself.

pronoun plural -selves

    1. the reflexive form of you
    2. (intensifier)you yourself control your destiny
  1. (preceded by a copula) your normal or usual selfyou’re not yourself these days

by early 14c., from your + self. Plural yourselves first recorded 1520s.

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