yourselves


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your·selves

 (yo͝or-sĕlvz′, yôr-, yər-)
pron.
1. Those ones identical with you:
a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Help yourselves. Have yourselves a good time. You should all watch out for yourselves.
b. Used for emphasis: You should take care of the matter yourselves.
c. Used in an absolute construction: Yourselves having run the race, you four should receive the prize.
2. Your normal or healthy condition: Just relax and be yourselves. See Usage Note at myself.

yourself

yourselves

When you is the subject of a verb and refers to one person, you use yourself as the object of the verb or of a preposition in the clause to refer to the same person.

Are you feeding yourself properly?
You're making a fool of yourself.

When you refers to more than one person, you use yourselves as the object of the verb or preposition.

I hope you both behaved yourselves.
Are you looking after yourselves?

Yourself and yourselves are often used in imperative structures.

Control yourself.
Please help yourselves to another drink.

Yourself and yourselves can also be used to emphasize the subject of a clause.

You don't even know it yourself.
You must sort this out yourselves.

If you do something yourself, you do it without any help from anyone else.

Did you write this yourself?

When you are using you to refer to people in general, the reflexive form is yourself, not 'yourselves'.

If you find yourself in debt you must start dealing with it immediately.
Translations
sami
jer selv
te itse
sebe
あなた方自身
여러분 자신
er själva
ตัวท่านเอง
chính các bạn

yourselves

[jəˈselvz] PRON
1. (reflexive)
1.1. (familiar) → os (Sp), se (LAm)
did you enjoy yourselves?¿os divertisteis?, ¿se divirtieron? (LAm)
help yourselves to vegetablesservíos las verduras
1.2. (formal) → se
help yourselves to vegetablessírvanse las verduras
2. (after prep, for emphasis)
2.1. (familiar) → vosotros/as mismos/as, ustedes mismos/as (LAm)
you'll have to pay for taxis yourselvesvosotros mismos tendréis que pagar los taxis
2.2. (formal) → ustedes mismos/as
you'll have to pay for taxis yourselvesustedes mismos tendrán que pagar los taxis

yourselves

[ˈjɔːrsɛlvz jʊərˈsɛlvz] pron pl
(reflexive)vous
Did you enjoy yourselves? → Vous vous êtes bien amusés?
Buy yourselves something nice → Achetez-vous quelque chose de bon.
(after preposition)vous
Be honest with yourselves
BUT Soyez honnêtes avec vous-mêmes.
by yourselves (= without help) → par vous mêmes (= without company) → tout(es) seuls(seules)
(emphatic)vous-mêmes
Did you make it yourselves? → Vous l'avez fait vous-mêmes?

yourselves

أَنْفُسِكُم sami jer selv ihr selbst εσείς οι ίδιοι os, ustedes mismos te itse vous-mêmes sebe voi stessi あなた方自身 여러분 자신 jezelf dere selv siebie vocês mesmos себя er själva ตัวท่านเอง kendinizi chính các bạn 你们自己
References in classic literature ?
Don't grieve and fret when I am gone, or think that you can be idle and comfort yourselves by being idle and trying to forget.
Dancing out here by yourselves, when there's a roomful of lonesome men on the other side of the partition
Fancy yourselves in security, and what now, perhaps, increases your terror, may be made conducive to enjoyment--"
You boys can go there for a general wash-up, rig yourselves up without saying anything, and then meander back careless and easy in your store clothes, just as the stage is coming in, sabe?
Now while Peleg was vainly trying to mend a pen with his jack-knife, old Bildad, to my no small surprise, considering that he was such an interested party in these proceedings; Bildad never heeded us, but went on mumbling to himself out of his book, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth--
At first, the steel went round and round, quivering and vibrating at either end; but at last it settled to its place, when Ahab, who had been intently watching for this result, stepped frankly back from the binnacle, and pointing his stretched arm towards it, exclaimed, --Look ye, for yourselves, if Ahab be not the lord of the level loadstone
All right, gentlemen, pray stay in as long as it suits you; I can wait while you rest yourselves.
There's a way you political folks have of coming round and round a plain right thing; and you don't believe in it yourselves, when it comes to practice.
Ye know it well yourselves, having suffered it -- for truly none of our condition in Britain escape it.
No," said the prince, "not a man of them shall escape alive; you yourselves shall go with your children into houseless and friendless banishment; but that you may not starve I grant you this one grace, that each woman may bear with her from this place as much of her most valuable property as she is able to carry.
you're afraid to back down -- afraid you'll be found out to be what you are -- COWARDS -- and so you raise a yell, and hang yourselves on to that half-a-man's coat-tail, and come raging up here, swearing what big things you're going to do.
Go 'long Sid, Mary, Tom -- take yourselves off -- you've hendered me long enough.