Meaning of “in your own words” in the English Dictionary

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"in your own words" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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