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English definition of “plagiarize”


verb [I or T] (UK usually plagiarise)     /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).ForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery plagiarism     /-dʒər.ɪ.zəm/ US  /-dʒɚ.ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] ForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery plagiarist     /-dʒər.ɪst/ US  /-dʒɚ.ɪst/ noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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