Simple Definition of plagiarize
: to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas
Full Definition of plagiarize
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
Examples of plagiarize
He plagiarized a classmate's report.
She plagiarized from an article she read on the Internet.
Origin of plagiarize
First Known Use: 1716
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