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itself meaning

EN[ˈɪtsɛlf] [-ɛlf]
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    Definition of itself in English Dictionary

  • PronounSUF-self
    1. (reflexive) it; A thing as the object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject.
      1. The door closed by itself
    2. (emphatic) it; used to intensify the subject, especially to emphasize that it is the only participant in the predicate.
      1. The door itself is quite heavy.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Nature 'publishes itself in creatures, reaching from particles and spicula, through transformation on transformation to the highest symmetries.
      • I got the impression it was more how the major powers in the Duneverse exerted power than a power source in itself (hence why Mohiam didn't mention it in her little talk).
      • Moral diversity in the citizen population by itself assures that some discrimination of this kind will occur.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • The army entrenched its camp, or entrenched itself.
      • I looked at a reference manual for my car just to answer one question, but I spent the whole afternoon with my nose buried in it, just yak shaving, and got no work done on the car itself.
      • Its relief scene includes 11 cupids harvesting and stomping on grapes to make wine in a lenos, a long trough similar to the sarcophagus itself.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Pronouns
      • Third person pronouns

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en atself
    2. en it self
    3. en hitself
    4. en ittself
    5. en himself
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of itself for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "itself" is a pronoun, more specifically, a third person pronoun.
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