Definition of “plagiarize” - English Dictionary

“plagiarize” in British English

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plagiarizeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually plagiarise uk /ˈpleɪ.dʒər.aɪz/ us /ˈpleɪ.dʒə.raɪz/

to use another person's ideas or 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).

Thesaurus: synonyms and related words

plagiarism
noun [ U ] uk /ˈpleɪ.dʒər.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈpleɪ.dʒɚ.ɪ.zəm/

She's been accused of plagiarism.
plagiarist
noun [ C ] uk /ˈpleɪ.dʒər.ɪst/ us /ˈpleɪ.dʒɚ.ɪst/

(Definition of “plagiarize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“plagiarize” in American English

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plagiarizeverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈpleɪ·dʒəˌrɑɪz/

to use another person’s idea or a part of that person's work and pretend that it is your own

plagiarism
noun [ U ] us /ˈpleɪ·dʒəˌrɪz·əm/

She’s been accused of plagiarism.

(Definition of “plagiarize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)