Pronunciation: (it-self'),[key] —pron. 1. a reflexive form of it:The battery recharges itself. 2. an emphatic appositive of it, which, that, this, or 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.