[ pley-juh-rahyz, -jee-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈpleɪ dʒəˌraɪz, -dʒi əˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
to take and use by plagiarism.
to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work) by plagiarism.
verb (used without object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
to commit plagiarism.
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Also especially British, pla·gia·rise .
Origin of plagiarize
First recorded in 1710–20; plagiar(ism) + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM plagiarizepla·gia·riz·er, nounun·pla·gia·rized, adjective
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How to use plagiarize in a sentence
Few modern publishers, however, would plagiarise quite as freely as did 'Anima Mia' in his new Bible.Old Picture Books|Alfred W. Pollard
Unfortunately, the story had been told before, and Talleyrand did not plagiarise.Talleyrand|Joseph McCabe
One of them makes some wild statement about a bird, and all the rest plagiarise it.Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
Single words too we plagiarise when we use them without realisation and mastery of their meaning.Style|Walter Raleigh
Why should a man of Clarke's reputation plagiarise your plays, written or unwritten?The House of the Vampire|George Sylvester Viereck
British Dictionary definitions for plagiarize
/ (ˈpleɪdʒəˌraɪz) /
to appropriate (ideas, passages, etc) from (another work or author)
Derived forms of plagiarizeplagiarizer or plagiariser, noun
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