a reflexive form of 1 :
The battery recharges itself.
an emphatic appositive of 1 , , , , or a noun:
which itself is also true; Even without flowers, the bowl itself is beautiful.
(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.
its normal or customary self:
After much tender care, the puppy was soon itself again.
(preceded by a copula) its normal or usual self: my cat isn’t itself today
late 14c., from Old English hit sylf, from it + self. Since 17c. usually regarded as its self (cf. its own self).
if the shoe fits, wear it
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- It stands to reason
It’s reasonable or to be expected. For example, It stands to reason that if we leave late we’ll arrive late. [ Early 1600s ]
[it-soo-koo-shuh-muh; Japanese ee-tsoo-koo-shee-mah] /ˌɪt suˈku ʃə mə; Japanese ˌi tsuˈku ʃi mɑ/ noun 1. an island off the SW coast of Japan, in the Inland Sea: ancient Shinto shrine.