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.
verb (used without object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
  1. to commit plagiarism.
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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Related Words for plagiarizer

privateer, plagiarist, marauder, stealer, cribber

British Dictionary definitions for plagiarizer

plagiarize

plagiarise

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

plagiarize

v.

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

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