from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • pro. That one identical with you:
  • pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: Did you buy yourself a gift?
  • pro. Used for emphasis: You yourself were certain of the facts.
  • pro. Used in an absolute construction: In office yourself, you helped push the bill along.
  • pro. Your normal or healthy condition: Are you feeling yourself again? See Usage Note at myself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • pro. Your own self.
  • pro. you; used emphatically, especially to indicate exclusiveness of the referent's participation in the predicate, i.e., that no one else is involved
  • n. Your usual, normal, or true self.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. An emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with you; ; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An emphatic or reflexive form of the second personal pronoun, ye, you.


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