Tell me please what word is correct to use in the following sentence.

Just press the handlebar to adjust the seat for you/yourself.

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    Either (or neither) would be fine, and would normally all mean the same thing (adjust the seat to suit your size / shape). But if the speaker wanted to imply You should make the adjustment (don't expect me or anyone else to do it for you) then only explicitly reflexive yourself could convey that sense. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Apr 9 '19 at 13:22

'Yourself' would be better in this sentence. In this case, it is to emphasize that the person being addressed will take the action instead of someone else. If you don't want to emphasize that, I would leave out 'you/yourself' altogether.

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