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Meaning of oneself by Wiktionary Dictionary

oneself


    Etymology

    A contracted form of one's self

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /wʌnˈsɛlf/, X-SAMPA: /wVn"sElf/

    Pronoun

    oneself ( reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one, sometimes two words: one's self )

    1. The person, previously mentioned .
      One can teach oneself to do this .
    2. A person's self - a general form of himself, herself or yourself
      Teaching oneself to swim can be dangerous .

    Usage notes

    This pronoun can be used for emphasis or to make a verb reflexive .

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