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plagiarize

verb [I or T] (UK usually plagiarise) uk   /ˈpleɪ.dʒər.aɪz/  us   /-dʒə.raɪz/
to use another person's idea or a part of their work and pretend that it is your own: The book contains numerous plagiarized passages. If you compare the two books side by side, it is clear that the author of the second has plagiarized (from the first).
plagiarism
noun [U] uk   /-dʒər.ɪ.zəm/  us   /-dʒɚ.ɪ.zəm/
She's been accused of plagiarism.
plagiarist
noun [C] uk   /-dʒər.ɪst/  us   /-dʒɚ.ɪst/
Translations of “plagiarize”
in Arabic يَنتَحِل…
in Korean 표절하다…
in Malaysian menjiplak…
in French plagier…
in Turkish aşırmak, eserlerden alıntı hırsızlığı yapmak…
in Italian plagiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剽竊,抄襲…
in Russian заниматься плагиатом…
in Polish popełniać plagiat…
in Vietnamese đạo văn…
in Spanish plagiar…
in Portuguese plagiar…
in Thai ขโมยความคิด…
in German abschreiben…
in Catalan plagiar…
in Japanese (~を)盗作する, 盗用する…
in Indonesian menjiplak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剽窃,抄袭…
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