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itself

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
      • Moral diversity in the citizen population by itself assures that some discrimination of this kind will occur.
      • The question also remains of where the bacterium survives in interepizootic periods (or indeed, through gerbil population crashes), which may itself be controlled by abiotic environmental conditions.
      • [An eagle] purging and unscaling her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance. — Milton.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • The army entrenched its camp, or entrenched itself.
      • The soft-minded manager often defers direct action in the hope that the situation will remedy itself.
      • Like a daruma doll, you knock it over and it rights 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
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    Meaning of itself for the defined word.

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