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See definition of his on Dictionary.com
  • pron.a possessive form used as an attributive adjective
  • pron.that which belongs to

synonyms for his

  • her
  • hir
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
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What is another word for his?

We don’t traditionally think of his as having synonyms, but there are several situations in which it can replace—or be replaced with—another term.

his

Sometimes you can reword what you’re saying to use his in a different way. For example, instead of saying This seat is his, you could say This is his seat. 

his own 

The phrase his own is sometimes used as another way of saying his. For example, instead of saying After tasks are assigned, James should focus only on his, you could say After tasks are assigned, James should focus only on his own.

theirs

Instead of saying things like This house is his and hers, we usually use the plural form theirs, as in This house is theirs. Sometimes, though, it makes more sense to separate who owns what by using separate possessive words. For example, instead of saying These vehicles are theirs, you could say This car is his and this truck is hers. 

They 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, and theirs can also be used as a singular in this way, as in I’m not sure who that is, but I think this car is theirs. Sentences like this sometimes use constructions like his or hers, but the use of theirs has become very common in such instances, with many people preferring theirs as less awkward and more inclusive.

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How to use his in a sentence

I've been a-turnin' the bis'ness over in my mind, and he may make his-self easy, Sammy.
THE PICKWICK PAPERSCHARLES DICKENS
“Follows-his-own-fancy,” she repeated, as one repeats a strange phrase, the meaning of which is obscure.
UNVEILING A PARALLELALICE ILGENFRITZ JONES AND ELLA MARCHANT
The crowd hurried to meet it, and Litvinov followed it, dragging his-207- feet like a condemned man.
SMOKETURGENEV IVAN SERGEEVICH
Of medium height, he gave the impression of being tall-his head thrown up, and like a lion's, rather large for his body.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Loathsome prigs, stiff conventions, editor of cheap magazines ladled in Sir Wots-his-name.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
And youre quite right about his vitality,my!his laugh takes you into the middle of next week!
THE SORROWS OF SATANMARIE CORELLI
Even Robinson himself enlists no particular sympathy except of the "put-yourself-in-his-place" kind.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
I will let you into a little secret that may convince you that what I say of our Count What's-his-name not being hunted is true.
DOOM CASTLENEIL MUNRO
Polyhistor, pol-i-his′tor, n. a person of great and varied learning.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
When Uguccione perceived that he could not carry out his-437- enterprise, he returned into Lombardy to Verona.
VILLANI'S CHRONICLEGIOVANNI VILLANI
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WORDS RELATED TO HIS

  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.