[ 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
They are taken from writers of different times and countries, and who are not directly plagiarising one another.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
Then, unconsciously plagiarising Parpon: "Prince or barber—a toss-up!"When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The nineteenth century was plagiarising the eighteenth, and following precedents whose day was past.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
I reserve my opinion, from an artist's point of view, on this plagiarising of the words of songs.Musicians of To-Day|Romain Rolland
Such an identification is in the usual plagiarising fashion of the author of the Wallace.The Bruce|John Barbour
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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