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See definition of her on Dictionary.com
  • pron.objective singular pronoun
  • pron.a possessive form used as an attributive adjective

synonyms for her

  • him
  • hir
  • it
  • me
  • them
  • ver
  • xem
  • you
  • zir
  • my
  • your
  • his
  • its
  • vis
  • xyr
  • zir
  • hir
  • their
  • our
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a synonym for her?

We don’t traditionally think of the word her as having synonyms, but there are several situations in which it can replace—or be replaced with—another word, phrase, or series of words.

hers

Many sentences that use the word hers can be reworded to mean the same (or just about the same) thing using the possessive sense of the word her, and vice versa. Instead of saying, “Is this her book?” you could say, “Is this book hers?” Instead of saying, “Her house is on the left,” you could say, “Hers is the house on the left.”

she

Sometimes a sentence can be reworded to replace the object her with the equivalent subject she. For example, the question, “When do you expect her to arrive?” could be reworded as “When do you expect she will arrive?”

Her is commonly used after linking verbs (like is and was) in sentences like It was her that I saw on the train or It is her in that picture, but sometimes the word she is used in such constructions, such as when saying, “This is she” when answering the phone.

herself

In some cases, the word herself  is used as another way of saying her. For example, it’s common to say things like She should think for herself. Herself is also sometimes used in place of her after the words as, than, and but, as in She saw at the door a girl no older than herself and She has no one to blame but herself. 

them

Like they, them has a long history of being used to refer to an unspecified individual or to a person whose gender and other personal details are unknown or irrelevant, as in If a student is absent, they must bring in a note with them when they return to school. Sentences like this sometimes use constructions like he or she and him or her, but the use of they and them has become very common in such instances, with many people preferring them as less awkward and more inclusive.

What can you use instead of the word her?

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How to use her in a sentence

Ay, murmured the sick woman, relapsing into her former drowsy state, what about her?what aboutI know!
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Wants to wear the boots just once, she says, to lay the ghost of this what's-her-name—Maria Modena.
THE MEDICI BOOTSPEARL NORTON SWET
Her virtues are merely milk-and-morality-her intelligence is pure spiritual whey.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
After the fall of the Ramessidian kings, the priestly Dynasty of Her-hor does not appear to have made use of them very largely.
SCARABSISAAC MYER
The morning is more modest than thy praises, What a thing does he make her?Arc.
BEAUMONT & FLETCHER'S WORKS (8 OF 10)FRANCIS BEAUMONT
There his descendants, the Her-a-cli´dæ, soon began fighting with the Pelopidæ for the possession of the land.
THE STORY OF THE GREEKSH. A. GUERBER
One of these was the courtier Her-a-cli´des, who, instead of showing his dislike openly, began to plot against him in secret.
THE STORY OF THE GREEKSH. A. GUERBER
Is there any Man that will cast away his limbes upon her?Al.
THE LADY OF PLEASUREJAMES SHIRLEY
The strain consisted of three notes in loud, ringing tones, which syllabled themselves very plainly in my ear as "Whip-for-her."
A BIRD-LOVER IN THE WESTOLIVE THORNE MILLER
I really did not mean it, Mr. Conjuror; 'pon my soul, I did not; and pray do not let your vampires take my her-lud.
JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ESCAPE FROM THE BRIGAND'S OF GREECEBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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WORDS RELATED TO HER

  • her
  • hir
  • it
  • me
  • them
  • ver
  • xem
  • you
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.