I will take you myself.

I don't quite understand these sentence. I've read it somewhere. But there was not a word about taking someone somewhere. And I couldn't find another meaning.

What does "to take someone oneself" mean?

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    Reflexive "myself" is just an "optional intensifier" here, so it's equivalent to I (not someone else) will take you. Only a full context (which you haven't provided) would tell us exactly what that means. The most likely literal meaning would be I will escort / lead you somewhere, but in certain contexts to take someone could mean to kill (or otherwise "defeat") someone. – FumbleFingers Apr 21 '20 at 11:47
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    Without context it's impossible to say. I would expect it to mean "I myself will take you [there]", but if you are convinced that that wasn't the meaning, that leaves us with 'take you as my wife/husband' (or in some other capacity). – Kate Bunting Apr 21 '20 at 11:48

It's an idiomatic way of saying you will personally take someone somewhere, instead of anybody else.

For example, let's say you were trying to organise a lift/ride for somebody to get somewhere, and there was a choice of people who could be available to take that person where they wanted to go. Saying "I will take you there myself" is a way in which a native English speaker would show that they will be personally taking that person.

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