reflexive pronoun - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics  /rɪˌfleksɪv ˈprəʊnaʊn/
singularreflexive pronoun
pluralreflexive pronouns
  1. a pronoun such as ‘myself’, ‘herself’, ‘itself’, or ‘themselves’ that refers to the same person or thing as the subject of a clause. For example, in the sentenceHe looked at himself in the mirror’, ‘himself’ is a reflexive pronoun referring to ‘he’. A reflexive pronoun may also be used for emphasis, for example in the sentence ‘She herself couldn’t understand her own reaction’.