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There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but - the content of the role itself - I find there are many roles.
Anne Bancroft

Meaning of "itself" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ITSELF

itself  [ɪtˈsɛlf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ITSELF

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

WHAT DOES ITSELF 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 itself in the English dictionary

The definition of itself in the dictionary is its normal or usual self.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ITSELF


bookshelf
ˈbʊkʃɛlf
delf
dɛlf
delph
dɛlf
elf
ɛlf
Guelph
ɡwɛlf
herself
həˈsɛlf
himself
hɪmˈsɛlf
ice-shelf
ˈaɪsˌʃɛlf
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 ITSELF

ither
Ithunn
ithyphalli
ithyphallic
ithyphallus
itineracy
itinerancy
itinerant
itinerantly
itineraries
itinerary
itinerate
itineration
ITN
Ito
its
itsy-bitsy
itty-bitty

WORDS THAT END LIKE ITSELF

a law unto itself
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
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 itself in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «itself» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ITSELF

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

Translator English - Chinese

它自己
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

se
570 millions of speakers

English

itself
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَفْسِهِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

себя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ele mesmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজেই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soi-même
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

それ自身
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그것 자체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự nó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தன்னை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वतः
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

se stesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

siebie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

себе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

însuși
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτό το ίδιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sig själv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seg selv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of itself

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ITSELF»

The term «itself» is very widely used and occupies the 3.213 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of itself
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ITSELF» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «itself» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «itself» 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 itself

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10 QUOTES WITH «ITSELF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word itself.
1
Mustafa Akyol
There are strengths in Islamic tradition. Islam actually, as a monotheistic religion, which defined man as a responsible agent by itself, created the idea of the individual in the Middle East and saved it from the communitarianism, the collectivism of the tribe.
2
Emily Greene Balch
The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
3
Anne Bancroft
There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but - the content of the role itself - I find there are many roles.
4
Harold Bloom
The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.
5
Emily Blunt
People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There's an immediacy of this day and age that doesn't lend itself to being committed to anything.
6
James Henry Breasted
This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old.
7
Jennifer Carpenter
If you can create an environment where people are invited to do their best work and the best ideas always win, then the project itself will win.
8
Michael N. Castle
Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations.
9
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
10
Lee Child
I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ITSELF»

Discover the use of itself in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to itself and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Life Itself: A Memoir
He shares his insights into movie stars and directors like John Wayne, Werner Herzog, and Martin Scorsese. This is a story that only Roger Ebert could tell.
Roger Ebert, 2011
2
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph ...
Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, ...
Norman Doidge M.D., 2007
3
India Against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality
"This brilliant book, meticulously researched in the history of subnationalism and cultural politics in northeast India, is the best critique of general theories of agonistic democracy that I have encountered."--Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Sanjib Baruah, 1999
4
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of ...
Joe Abercrombie, 2009
5
A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American ...
George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic sweep that draws on a cross-generational chorus of voices and a ...
George E. Lewis, 2008
6
Morphology by Itself: Stems and Inflectional Classes
In this monograph Mark Aronoff argues that linguists must consider morphology by itself, not merely as an appendage of syntax and phonology, and that linguistic theory must allow for a separate and autonomous morphological component.
Mark Aronoff, 1994
7
The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and ...
The Politics of Life Itself offers a much-needed examination of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine that have led to the widespread politicization of medicine, human life, and biotechnology.
Nikolas Rose, 2009
8
Fear Itself
Just as he's celebrating his last day on the job, FBI agent E L Pender receives a letter from Dorie Bell.
Jonathan Nasaw, 2008
9
I Am Life Itself
Mind, body, spirit, meditation.
Unmani Liza Hyde, 2007
10
Fear Itself
The second book in this riveting and mysterious six-book series is as action-packed as the first one, culminating in a faceoff between Ben, Jill, and Lyman. “After five bells sound, time to sit down” makes for a good riddle, but Ben and ...
Andrew Clements, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ITSELF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term itself is used in the context of the following news items.
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Labour needs saving from itself – and Cameron is the man to do it …
It's looking to be a wonderful summer for Conservatives with a taste for Schadenfreude. First, the Tories unexpectedly win a majority and the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Why flying Qatar Airways business class is a holiday in itself | Daily …
The lounge itself is striking and tranquil – you don't feel like you're next to the runway at one of the world's busiest airports one bit. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Simons: The justice system itself cannot be above the law
They've undermined public confidence in the pardon system itself. Now anyone with a pardon will rightly have to wonder when a nosy ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
4
Cameron the only one who can save Labour from itself - Gulf News
Cameron the only one who can save Labour from itself. To have Corbyn in the leadership race is suicidal. The paradox is better Toryism needs ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
5
White House distances itself from Glass-Steagall push | TheHill
White House distances itself from Glass-Steagall push. Getty Images. By Kevin Cirilli - 07/17/15 01:56 PM EDT. The White House wants to keep its distance from ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
6
Getting into college is a job in itself - The Tennessean
Getting into college is a job in itself. Phoebe Venable, For The Tennessean 11:18 p.m. CDT July 17, 2015. ThinkstockPhotos-126829846. Rising juniors and ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
7
The Culture of Jerusalem Itself | Tom Teicholz - Huffington Post
As the JSOC website states: "The city has not yet returned to itself and is looking for a new direction. And right now, as we stand at the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
8
Indie game 'The Flock' will kill itself when enough players die (Wired …
Yet indie studio Vogelsap is attempting to tackle mortality in games in a very final way -- its upcoming game The Flock will itself eventually 'die'. «Wired.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Salem bookstore thrives by staying true to itself - Statesman Journal
Dave Ackerman and his wife, Kim, were celebrating their 20th anniversary. Except they were not celebrating the day on a beach or luxurious ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
10
Beautiful sea sapphire can make itself invisible in an instant - New …
Red and blue and green and violet and… Invisible. Sea sapphires have been described as “the most beautiful animal you've never seen”. «New Scientist, Jul 15»

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