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English definition of “in your own words”

in your own words

If you say something in your own words, you speak without copying what someone else has said: The court has heard accounts of that night's events from several witnesses - now please tell us in your own words what you saw.
(Definition of in your own words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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