Meaning of itself

it•self

Pronunciation: (it-self'), [key]
— pron.
  1. a reflexive form ofThe battery recharges itself.
  2. an emphatic appositive ofor a noun: which itself is also true; Even without flowers, the bowl itself is beautiful.
  3. (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): The chameleon's ability to change color is a protection for itself.
  4. its normal or customary self: After much tender care, the puppy was soon itself again.
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