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plagiarize

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verb pla·gia·rize \ˈplā-jə-ˌrīz also -jē-ə-\

Simple Definition of plagiarize

  • : to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of plagiarize

plagiarizedplagiarizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own :  use (another's production) without crediting the source

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to commit literary theft :  present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

plagiarizer noun

Examples of plagiarize in a sentence

  1. He plagiarized a classmate's report.

  2. She plagiarized from an article she read on the Internet.



Origin of plagiarize

plagiary


First Known Use: 1716

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Law Dictionary

plagiarize

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verb pla·gia·rize \ˈplā-jə-ˌrīz\

Legal Definition of plagiarize

plagiarizedplagiarizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to copy and pass off (the expression of ideas or words of another) as one's own :  use (another's work) without crediting the source <the book contained plagiarized material — Smith v. Little, Brown & Co., 265 F. Supp. 451 (1965)>
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to present as new and original an idea or work derived from an existing source

plagiarism \-ˌri-zəm\ play noun
plagiarist \-rist\ play noun


Origin of plagiarize

from plagiary plagiarist, from Latin plagiarius, literally, kidnapper, from plagium netting of game, kidnapping, from plaga net


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