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plagiarize

[ 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 plagiarize

pla·gia·riz·er, nounun·pla·gia·rized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plagiarize

plagiarize

plagiarise

/ (ˈpleɪdʒəˌraɪz) /

verb

to appropriate (ideas, passages, etc) from (another work or author)

Derived forms of plagiarize

plagiarizer or plagiariser, noun
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