Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “in your own words”

in your own words

If a person says something in their own words, they 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.Saying and utteringSaying again
(Definition of in your own words from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “in your own words”

Word of the Day

crew

If you crew a boat, or crew for someone on their boat, you help to sail it.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More