17.1 Formation of reflexive pronouns without a direct object

   German   English
Ich verteidige mich.   I defend myself
  Du verteidigst dich.   You defend yourself.
  Er / sie / es verteidigt sich.   He defend himself.
  Wir verteidigen uns.   We defend ourselves.
  Ihr verteidigt euch.   You defend yourselves.
  Sie verteidigen sich.   They defend themselves.

Quite often in German language a verb is used with a reflexive pronoun, but in English it does not have one.
you can find a list of them.

Other examples  
Ich amüsiere mich.
= I amuse myself.
Er wiederholt sich.
= He repeats himself.

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