Pronunciation: (hur-self'),[key] —pron. 1. an emphatic appositive of her or she:She herself wrote the letter. 2. a reflexive form of her:She supports herself. 3. (used in absolute constructions): Herself still only a child, she had to take care of her four younger brothers and sisters. 4. (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): She gave herself a facial massage. He asked her for a picture of herself. 5. (used in comparisons after as or than): She found out that the others were even more nervous than herself. 6. her normal or customary self: After a few weeks of rest, she will be herself again.