itself


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it·self

 (ĭt-sĕlf′)
pron.
1. That one identical with it:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: The cat scratched itself.
b. Used for emphasis: The trouble is in the machine itself.
c. Used in an absolute construction: Itself no great poem, it still reveals talent.
2. Its normal or healthy condition or state: The car is acting itself again since we changed the oil.

itself

(ɪtˈsɛlf)
pron
1.
a. the reflexive form of it1
b. (intensifier): even the money itself won't convince me.
2. (preceded by a copula) its normal or usual self: my cat isn't itself today.

it•self

(ɪtˈsɛlf)

pron.
1. a reflexive form of it (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition): The battery recharges itself.
2. (used as an intensive of it, a nonpersonal pronoun, or a noun): which itself is a fact; The land itself was not for sale.
3. (used in place of it in absolute constructions): Itself open to question, the jury resigned.
4. its normal or usual self: The injured cat was never quite itself again.
[before 1000]
usage: See myself.
Translations
بنفسِه، بدون مُساعَدَهنَفْسِهِنَفسه: ضمير توكيد للفاعِلنفسه: ضمير توكيد للمَفعول به
sesebesámsamasamo
sig selvselvselvesig
itse
sam sebe
magától
sjálftsjálft, sigsjálfur, hjálparlaust
それ自身
그것 자체
samo
sig själv
ตัวมันเอง
kendisikendisinibizzatbizzat kendikendi
tự nó

itself

[ɪtˈself] PRON
1. (reflexive) → se, sí
skin renews itself every 28 daysla piel se renueva cada 28 días
2. (emphatic) Christmas itself was an anticlimaxlas Navidades mismas fueron una decepción
he is always politeness itselfsiempre es la cortesía personificada
the door closed by itselfla puerta se cerró sola
I loved him more than life itselflo quería más que a mi propia vida
that was an achievement in itselfeso fue un triunfo de por sí

itself

[ɪtˈsɛlf] pron
(emphatic, referring to masculine noun)lui-même, en soi
The work itself is not difficult → Le travail lui-même n'est pas difficile., En soi, le travail n'est pas difficile.
in itself → en soi, en lui-même
Stress in itself is not necessarily harmful → En soi, le stress n'est pas nécessairement néfaste., Le stress en lui-même n'est pas nécessairement néfaste.
(emphatic, referring to feminine noun)elle-même, en soi
I think life itself is a learning process → Je pense que la vie elle-même est un processus d'apprentissage., Je pense qu'en soi, la vie est un processus d'apprentissage.
in itself → en soi, en elle-même
(reflexive)se, s' before verb starting with a vowel
The heating switches itself off → Le chauffage s'arrête automatiquement.

She is kindness itself → C'est la gentillesse même., Cette femme est la gentillesse même.

itself

pron
(reflexive) → sich
(emph)selbst; and now we come to the text itselfund jetzt kommen wir zum Text selbst; the frame itself is worth £1,000der Rahmen allein or schon der Rahmen ist £ 1.000 wert; she has been kindness itselfsie war die Freundlichkeit in Person; in itself, the actual amount is not importantder Betrag an sich ist unwichtig; enthusiasm is not enough in itselfBegeisterung allein genügt nicht
by itself (= alone)allein; (= automatically)von selbst, selbsttätig; seen by itselfeinzeln betrachtet; the bomb went off by itselfdie Bombe ging von selbst los

itself

[ɪtˈsɛlf] pron
a. (reflexive) → si
the dog injured itself → il cane si è fatto male
the cat is washing itself → il gatto si pulisce
the door closed by itself → la porta si è chiusa da sé
b. (emphatic) the theatre itselfil teatro stesso
Barra, itself a beautiful island ... → Barra, di per sé un'isola bellissima...
she is kindness itself → è la bontà fatta persona

it

(it) pronoun
1. (used as the subject of a verb or object of a verb or preposition) the thing spoken of, used especially of lifeless things and of situations, but also of animals and babies. If you find my pencil, please give it to me; The dog is in the garden, isn't it?; I picked up the baby because it was crying; He decided to run a mile every morning but he couldn't keep it up.
2. used as a subject in certain kinds of sentences eg in talking about the weather, distance or time. Is it raining very hard?; It's cold; It is five o'clock; Is it the fifth of March?; It's two miles to the village; Is it your turn to make the tea?; It is impossible for him to finish the work; It was nice of you to come; Is it likely that he would go without us?
3. (usually as the subject of the verb be) used to give emphasis to a certain word or phrase. It was you (that) I wanted to see, not Mary.
4. used with some verbs as a direct object with little meaning. The car broke down and we had to walk it; Oh, bother it!
its adjective
belonging to it. The bird has hurt its wing.
itself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition when an object, animal etc is the object of an action it performs. The cat looked at itself in the mirror; The cat stretched itself by the fire.
2. used to emphasize it or the name of an object, animal etc. The house itself is quite small, but the garden is big.
3. without help etc. `How did the dog get in?' `Oh, it can open the gate itself.'
its is an adjective or pronoun expressing possession: a cat and its kittens .
it's is short for it is or it has: It's raining heavily .

itself

نَفْسِهِ se sig selv sich αυτό το ίδιο se itse soi-même sam sebe se stesso それ自身 그것 자체 zichzelf seg selv siebie ele mesmo себя sig själv ตัวมันเอง kendisi tự nó 它自己

itself

pron., m. (él) mismo, sí mismo;
f. (ella) misma; sí misma.
References in classic literature ?
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Silas's hand satisfied itself with throwing the shuttle, and his eye with seeing the little squares in the cloth complete themselves under his effort.
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The propriety of this provision is so evident in itself, and it is, at the same time, so consonant to the precedents of the State constitutions in general, that little need be said to explain or enforce it.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
Communism is already acknowledged by all European Powers to be itself a Power.