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him·self / himˈself/ • pron. [third person sing.] 1. [reflexive] used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a male person or animal previously mentioned as the subject of the clause: the steward introduced himself as Pete he ought to be ashamed of himself.2. he or him personally (used to emphasize a particular male person or animal mentioned): Thomas himself laid down what we should do he said so himself.PHRASES: (not) be himselfsee be oneself, not be oneself at be.