In language, a reflexive pronoun, sometimes simply called a reflexive, is a pronoun that is preceded or followed by the noun, adjective, adverb or pronoun to which it refers (its antecedent) within the same clause.
In the English language specifically, a reflexive pronoun will end in ‑self or ‑selves, and refer to a previously named noun or pronoun (myself, yourself, ourselves, etc.). Intensive pronouns, used for emphasis, take the same form.
In generative grammar, a reflexive pronoun is an anaphor that must be bound by its antecedent (see binding). In a general sense, it is a noun phrase that obligatorily gets its meaning from another noun phrase in the sentence. Different languages have different binding domains for reflexive pronouns, according to their structure.
form of Variant form|himself
Him; the male object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
“He injured himself.”
He; used as an intensifier, often to emphasize that the referent is the exclusive participant in the predicate
“He was injured himself.”
The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he himself.
The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he used of upper-class gentlemen, or sarcastically, of men who imagine themselves to be more important than others
“Has himself come down to breakfast yet?”
“Have you seen himself yet this morning?”