itself meaning

EN[ˈɪtsɛlf] [-ɛlf]

    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
      • The distribution model itself is defined by the physicochemistry of the drug such as its lipophilicity.
      • This petition for Jesus to "help my unbelief" is itself a request for singlemindedness -- or, more precisely, for the healing of doublemindedness, of doubt.
      • It’s a lovely sequence cut too short because the show seems afraid to give itself over to romance and whimsy and wistfulness when it has wedgie jokes to deliver.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Nothing was to be sacrosanct or sacred, excepting reason itself.
      • Bart Simpson's stock phrase "I didn't do it" was once lampooned on the show itself.
      • The soft-minded manager often defers direct action in the hope that the situation will remedy 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.
    Difficultness: Level 1
    Easy     ➨     Difficult
    Definiteness: Level 6
    Definite    ➨     Versatile