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yourself

[ yoor-self, yawr-, yohr-, yer- ]
/ yʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər- /
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pronoun, plural your·selves [yoor-selvz, yawr-, yohr-, yer-]. /yʊərˈsɛlvz, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-/.
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Origin of yourself

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at your, self

usage note for yourself

See myself.
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British Dictionary definitions for yourself

yourself
/ (jɔːˈsɛlf, jʊə-) /

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