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plagiarize

verb [I or T] uk (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).
plagiarism
noun [U] uk   /-dʒər.ɪ.zəm/ us    /-dʒɚ.ɪ.zəm/
plagiarist
noun [C] uk   /-dʒər.ɪst/ us    /-dʒɚ.ɪst/
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