[ 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
It was a fixed article of faith with Chateaubriand that Byron had plagiarised his personality without acknowledgment.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
In fact I know no play of this early date in which Shakespeare is so persistently imitated or plagiarised.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
I do not say that Law plagiarised from Teresa, but some of his very best passages are plainly inspired by his great predecessor.Santa Teresa|Alexander Whyte
The four figures of the Palladian urn on p. 313 are plagiarised in a similar way.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
He neither plagiarised nor invented, but he gave to Stoicism a practical reality.Seekers after God|Frederic William Farrar
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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