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    • [it-self]
    • /ɪtˈsɛlf/
    • /ɪtˈself/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [it-self]
    • /ɪtˈsɛlf/

Definitions of itself word

  • noun itself Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a thing or animal previously mentioned as the subject of the clause. 1
  • pronoun itself reflexive of it 1
  • pronoun itself emphatic 1
  • pronoun itself normal condition 1
  • pronoun itself Itself is used as the object of a verb or preposition when it refers to something that is the same thing as the subject of the verb. 0
  • pronoun itself You use itself to emphasize the thing you are referring to. 0

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Origin of itself

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hit self. See it1, self

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Parts of speech for Itself


itself popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

itself usage trend in Literature

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