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Charlize Theron is perfect. She holds herself with so much poise and grace. I don't know if she looks so good because she has the best body or because she has the confidence to feel comfortable in what she's wearing.
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Meaning of "herself" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HERSELF

herself  [həˈsɛlf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HERSELF

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Herself is a pronoun.
The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES HERSELF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Reflexive pronoun

A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that is preceded by the noun, adjective, adverb or pronoun to which it refers within the same clause. In generative grammar, a reflexive pronoun is an anaphor that must be bound by its antecedent. In a general sense, it is a noun phrase that obligatorily gets its meaning from another noun phrase in the sentence. Different languages will have different binding domains for reflexive pronouns, according to their structure. In English, the function of a reflexive pronoun is among the meanings of the words myself, yourself, thyself, himself, herself, itself, oneself, ourselves, ourself, yourselves, themself, and themselves. In the statements "I see him" and "She sees you", the objects are not the same persons as the subjects and non-reflexive pronouns are used. However, when the person being seen is the same as the person who is seeing, the reflexive pronoun is used: "I see myself" or "She sees herself".

Definition of herself in the English dictionary

The first definition of herself in the dictionary is the reflexive form of she or her. Other definition of herself is her normal or usual self. Herself is also the wife or woman of the house.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HERSELF


bookshelf
ˈbʊkʃɛlf
delf
dɛlf
delph
dɛlf
elf
ɛlf
Guelph
ɡwɛlf
himself
hɪmˈsɛlf
ice-shelf
ˈaɪsˌʃɛlf
itself
ɪtˈsɛlf
myself
maɪˈsɛlf
off-the-shelf
ˌɒfðəˈʃɛlf
oneself
wʌnˈsɛlf
ourself
aʊəˈsɛlf
pelf
pɛlf
self
sɛlf
shelf
ʃɛlf
themself
ðəmˈsɛlf
thyself
ðaɪˈsɛlf
top-shelf
ˌtɒpˈʃɛlf
unself
ʌnˈsɛlf
yourself
jɔːˈsɛlf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HERSELF

herringbone
herringbone bond
herringbone gear
herringbone pattern
herringbone stitch
herringer
Herriot
herry
hers
Herschel
herse
hersed
hership
Herstmonceux
herstory
Hertford
Hertfordshire
Hertogenbosch
Herts
hertz

WORDS THAT END LIKE HERSELF

do-it-yourself
English self
enjoy oneself
express oneself
find oneself
full of oneself
good self
higher self
inner self
keep to oneself
lend itself
make a pig of oneself
nonself
not know where to put oneself
speak for itself
speak for yourself
the self
thing-in-itself
to be pleased with yourself
up-itself

Synonyms and antonyms of herself in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «herself» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HERSELF

Find out the translation of herself to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of herself from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «herself» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

她自己
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

se
570 millions of speakers

English

herself
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَفْسِهَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

себя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ela mesma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজেকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

elle-même
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dirinya sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sie selbst
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

彼女自身
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그 여자 자신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhéwé
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự cô ấy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தன்னை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendini
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

se stessa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

siebie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

себе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ea însăși
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

η ίδια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

haarself
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hon själv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seg selv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of herself

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HERSELF»

The term «herself» is very widely used and occupies the 6.393 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HERSELF» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «herself» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «herself» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about herself

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10 QUOTES WITH «HERSELF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word herself.
1
Alvar Aalto
The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped.
2
Susan B. Anthony
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
3
Joseph P. Bradley
Civil law, as well as nature herself, has always recognized a wide difference in the respective spheres and destinies of man and woman.
4
Lewis Carroll
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
5
JC Chasez
I think I look for a muse in women. Someone I can just picture in my mind. Someone who respects herself and others. It isn't so much the things she says, it's mainly what she does. That's what make her all the more beautiful.
6
Albert Claude
The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival.
7
William Congreve
She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises.
8
William Congreve
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
9
Alexandra Daddario
Charlize Theron is perfect. She holds herself with so much poise and grace. I don't know if she looks so good because she has the best body or because she has the confidence to feel comfortable in what she's wearing.
10
Mos Def
It's possible and available to any artist to be himself or herself on their own terms, to be accepted and embraced by black people. You don't have to be a thug to get love from black people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HERSELF»

Discover the use of herself in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to herself and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
When Sally’s family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of 1947, she is excited and nervous at the same time.
Judy Blume, 2012
2
'Tis Herself: An Autobiography
The Hollywood star traces her career and personal life, discussing such topics as her relationships with fellow actors, her marriage to plane crash victim Charles F. Blair, and her work on specific causes.
Maureen O'Hara, John Nicoletti, 2005
3
Hershey Herself
Twelve-year-old Hershey tries to cope after she and her mother and baby sister flee to a women's shelter to escape the abuse of her mother's boyfriend, as she worries about competing in the town talent show with her best friend, wonders who ...
Cecilia Galante, 2008
4
Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage
This is not a history of perfect women, but rather of real women, whose mistakes and even tragedies are instructive and inspiring for women today who are still trying to invent themselves.
Elaine Showalter, 2001
5
Herself When She's Missing: A Novel
Cry Wolf saved Andrea's life, or that's how she likes to tell it.
Sarah Rosenblum, 2012
6
Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess
NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
Sally Bedell Smith, 2012
7
Herself an Author: Gender, Agency, and Writing in Late ...
Addresses the critical question of how to approach the study of women's writing. It explores various methods of engaging in a meaningful way with a rich corpus of poetry and prose written by women of the late Ming and Qing periods.
Grace S. Fong, 2008
8
The Woman Who Married Herself
Poems about her teachers--John Berryman, Thom Gunn, Louis Simpson. The Woman Who Married Herself "[o]pened boxes of china/so fine she could hold/a plate to the light and see her own/life beyond." A perfect description of this book.
Donna Spector, Gordon Grigsby, 2010
9
Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American ...
. This book will confirm her leadership among those working in this ever-expanding field.Ó ÑWilliam L. Andrews Written by Herself is the first comprehensive cultural history of literature by African American women prior to the twentieth ...
Frances Smith Foster, 1993
10
The Witch Herself
When Lynn's mother moves into Mrs. Tuggle's house to write, Lynn and her friend, Mouse, become convinced that Mrs. Tuggle is a witch and prepare to face her magic and malice.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HERSELF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term herself is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Teen inmate hangs herself in Homewood City Jail, authorities say …
Jailers last saw her alive at 6:30 p.m. She was found unresponsive at 7:50 p.m. Authorities said she used a bed sheet to hang herself. «AL.com, Jul 15»
2
Teenager transforms herself into super-fit model after documenting …
A teenager has transformed herself into a slim, super-fit model and fitness trainer - after documenting her changing physique on YouTube. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
By embracing Iran deal, Hillary Clinton puts herself in a sales role …
Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, having embraced the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama, is now helping to ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Albright on the night: former US secretary of state plays herself in …
Madeleine Albright is to make a guest appearance as herself on political drama Madam Secretary. Former United States Secretary of State ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Waller County vet turns herself in, leaves jail on summons
Waller County vet turns herself in, leaves jail on summons. She's now vowing to clear her name. Adam Bennett, KHOU 11 News 6:53 p.m. CDT ... «KHOU, Jul 15»
6
Jennifer Lawrence Gets H20 Tattoo To Remind Herself To Stay …
The “Hunger Games” actress showed off the new H2O tattoo over the weekend and revealed that she got it done to remind herself to stay ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
7
Weightlifter faints and collapses under collossal strain - but picks …
And even more remarkably, she picked herself up, dusted herself off and had another go - successfully lifting not just 106kg, but then 109kg as ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
8
Suspect in north Tulsa fatal stabbing turns herself in to authorities
A 33-year-old suspect in Monday's fatal stabbing in a north Tulsa neighborhood turned herself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon, Tulsa ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
9
EXCLUSIVE! Perez Sits Down With Jazz Jennings To Discuss …
Perez Sits Down With Jazz Jennings To Discuss Defining Herself As ... and get her feelings on how she defines herself, being transgender, and ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
10
Diane Douglas is only fooling herself in court - AZCentral.com
Diane Douglas is only fooling herself in court. Our View: Education superintendent Diane Douglas should take a hard look at her job title. «azcentral.com, Jul 15»

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