knock-off, fake, counterfeit.
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= a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word
or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close.
Here is a summary of a TED Talk in which I've highlighted these 3 synonyms
knock-off, fake, counterfeit (blue.)
'What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organised crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organisations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says'
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