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borrowed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in assumed

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borrowed

verb
past tense of borrow

Synonyms & Antonyms of borrowed (Entry 2 of 2)

to take for one's own use (something originated by another)
  • borrowed the basic plot from a book of tales, but put her personal stamp on the story

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“Borrowed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/borrowed. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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