Learner's definition of HERSELF
1 : that same woman, girl, or female animal: a — used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned
b — used for emphasis to refer again to a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned
She considers herself lucky.
She accepted the award for her coworkers and herself.
She is proud of herself for finishing college.
She wrapped the blanket around herself.
“I wonder what he meant?” she said/thought to herself.
She had the house (all) to herself. [=she was alone in the house]
She wanted to see it for herself. [=she wanted to see it rather than have someone tell her about it, describe it to her, etc.]
She told me herself that she would be here.
It's hard to believe that she was young once herself.
My father wanted my mother to see a doctor, but she herself didn't think it was necessary.
We were welcomed by the company president herself.
She was nervous about meeting them, but I told her to just be herself. [=to behave like she normally does]
2 : her normal or healthy self
1 : without any help from other people 2 : with nobody else : alone