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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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