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I've never in my life bought a big piece of jewelry - like, 'I'm gonna get myself a big piece of jewelry!' Songwriters' lives are unstable and up and down. Even though mine has sort of has followed more of a going toward the sky trajectory.
Kara DioGuardi

Meaning of "myself" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MYSELF

myself  [maɪˈsɛlf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MYSELF

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

WHAT DOES MYSELF 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 myself in the English dictionary

The first definition of myself in the dictionary is the reflexive form of I or me. Other definition of myself is my usual self. Myself is also used instead of I or me in compound noun phrases.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MYSELF


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

mySAP
Mysia
Mysian
mysid
mysophobia
Mysore
mysost
MySpace
mystagog
mystagogic
mystagogical
mystagogically
mystagogue
mystagogus
mystagogy
mysteries
mysterious
mysteriously
mysteriousness
mystery

WORDS THAT END LIKE MYSELF

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 myself in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «myself» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MYSELF

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

Translator English - Chinese

我自己
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

me
570 millions of speakers

English

myself
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपने आप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَفْسِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

себя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eu mesmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজেকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moi-même
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saya sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ich selbst
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私自身
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내 자신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aku dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chính tôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நானே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मी स्वतः
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

me stesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

siebie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

себе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eu însumi/însămi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγώ ο ίδιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

myself
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mig själv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

meg selv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of myself

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MYSELF»

The term «myself» is very widely used and occupies the 2.989 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MYSELF» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «MYSELF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word myself.
1
Jessica Alba
I don't put weight on fame, and having people around me just because I am famous makes me feel really bad about myself.
2
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
I used to sleep in the desert once every week, now it is every two weeks, most of the time alone. It's beautiful. What I enjoy is taking my food and cooking for myself.
3
Alec Baldwin
I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!
4
Justine Bateman
If my kids were to make a talking doll of me as a mother, one of my recorded phrases would be 'I will throw that in the trash.' 'If you don't put that down right now, I will throw that in the trash.' It's very funny to hear myself say certain things - like noticing which phrases become the most popular to use.
5
Zach Braff
I'm putting myself out there in a way I don't know if I ever have before.
6
Monique Coleman
I've been in the shallow end of a pool, just kind of walking around, but this was my first time really swimming - and I was horrified! I actually lost it whenever I saw the edge of the pool. But I took baby steps and rewarded myself every step of the way.
7
Brendan Coyle
You get a lot of people requesting photographs but I tend to keep myself to myself, pull my cap down.
8
Kate del Castillo
I do not see myself, I never make plans, I never set goals, and I never do that kind of stuff; I don't like to futurize, I barely know what I will do tomorrow, and because there is a working plan here, I've never futurized because life always surprises me with things even better.
9
Felicia Day
I'm definitely more of a 'think game' kind of girl. I'll read every single dialogue and codex entry and lore entry. I really do love projecting myself and creating my character.
10
Kara DioGuardi
I've never in my life bought a big piece of jewelry - like, 'I'm gonna get myself a big piece of jewelry!' Songwriters' lives are unstable and up and down. Even though mine has sort of has followed more of a going toward the sky trajectory.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MYSELF»

Discover the use of myself in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to myself and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life ...
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself is a beacon of hilarious hope for anyone whose major life decisions have been questioned by friends, family, and strangers in a comedy club bathroom.
Jen Kirkman, 2013
2
I Am Not Myself These Days
I Am Not Myself These Days follows a glittering journey through Manhattan's dark underbelly -- a shocking and surreal world where alter egos reign and subsist (barely) on dark wit and chemicals...a tragic romantic comedy where one begins by ...
Josh Kilmer-Purcell, 2009
3
Save Me from Myself
The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ.
Brian Welch, 2009
4
Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You
God has dreams—just for you Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change.
Stasi Eldredge, 2013
5
Song of Myself
It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world.
Walt Whitman, 2012
6
How I Raised Myself From Failure
The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected.
Frank Bettger, 2009
7
How I Met Myself Level 3
One icy winter's evening in Budapest, a man runs straight into John Taylor as he walks home through the narroe streets.
David A. Hill, 2001
8
Believing In Myself: Self Esteem Daily Meditations
This uplifting daily meditation book by bestselling recovery authors Earnie Larsen and Carol Hegarty tackles the fundamental issue of self-esteem head-on.
Earnie Larsen, 1991
9
I Have the Right to Destroy Myself
Dreamlike and beautiful, the South Korea brought forth in this novel is cinematic in its urgency and its reflection of contemporary life everywhere—far beyond the boundaries of the Korean peninsula.
Young-ha Kim, 2007
10
When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Burton Rembrandt, an eight-year-old boy, is institutionalized for expressing his love for a schoolmate, Jessica, and scrawls his story on the walls of the "Quiet Room." Reprint.
Howard Buten, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MYSELF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term myself is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Marc Almond: 'I never felt confident in myself as a songwriter'
I love mystery about people, so initially it was a mischievous game, but I felt untrue to myself. I'd seen a picture of [shipping heiress] Nancy ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
2
Hailee Steinfeld wears black bra while filming Love Myself music video
The 18-year-old singer-actress got the party started as she filmed an energetic dance sequence in downtown Los Angeles for her song's ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Masterchef's Gregg Wallace: I saw myself getting fatter on TV and …
Ahead of the start tonight of the grand finale of the latest series of Celebrity MasterChef, Gregg said: “I was watching myself on TV getting fatter ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
4
Nicki Minaj Fights For Snubbed Music Videos 'Anaconda,' 'Feeling …
American rapper Nicki Minaj is said to be deeply troubled that her “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” were not recognized in the 2015 MTV ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
5
Why I Gave Myself Permission to Be My Own Boss
I used to think of myself as a private person; someone who didn't really open up to strangers until I actually got to know and trust them. I didn't ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Susan Smith from prison: “I was not myself
In her letter to The State's reporter Harrison Cahill, she wrote, “It has been hard to listen to lie after lie and not be able to defend myself. «NBC26.tv, Jul 15»
7
Re-introducing myself
Because he was so busy with his company he didn't have time to blog as frequently as he had been, so in the Spring of 2013, myself, Ben ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
8
The Utah War: 'I will not suffer myself to be taken to be killed as they …
I have broken no law, and under the present state of affairs I will not suffer myself to be taken by any United States officer to be killed as they ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
9
AWOL Marine tells reporter: 'I'm going to turn myself in, just not right …
"I'm going to turn myself in, just not right now. I'm going to drive back onto base and right there at the main gate tell them where I'm at.". «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
10
Will Self: Now I'm a vegetarian myself, I can say whatever the hell I …
The only possible course for the ethical meat-eater is to accept that our diet, in common with so many other of our lifestyle choices, is a matter of ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»

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