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plagiarize

[pley-juh-rahyz, -jee-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
  1. to take and use by plagiarism.
  2. to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work) by plagiarism.
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verb (used without object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
  1. to commit plagiarism.
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Also especially British, pla·gia·rise.

Origin of plagiarize

First recorded in 1710–20; plagiar(ism) + -ize
Related formspla·gia·riz·er, nounun·pla·gia·rized, adjective
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plagiarize

plagiarise

verb
  1. to appropriate (ideas, passages, etc) from (another work or author)
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Derived Formsplagiarizer or plagiariser, noun
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Word Origin and History for plagiarize

v.

1716, from plagiary "plagiarist" (see plagiarism) + -ize. Related: Plagiarized; plagiarizing.

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