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plagiarize Syllabification: pla·gia·rize
Pronunciation: /ˈplājəˌrīz/

Definition of plagiarize in English:


[with object]
1Take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one’s own.
Example sentences
  • He also blasted the booklet, which was published in 1996, for plagiarizing a previous work.
  • The Seattle Times says a business columnist and associate editor has resigned after admitting he plagiarized the work of other journalists.
  • A further 41 school pupils face failing their exams because they plagiarised the work of other students and authors.
copy, infringe the copyright of, pirate, steal, poach, appropriate
informal rip off, crib, “borrow”, pinch
1.1Copy from (someone) and pass it off as one’s own.
Example sentences
  • It's hardly surprising he opposes the free trade agreement with the United States because one aspect of the free trade agreement with America is it toughens up the copyright laws, makes it more difficult for people to plagiarise, to copy.
  • Building a guide to the contents of books is hardly the same as making bootlegged copies or plagiarizing.
  • His speech doesn't libel him; it plagiarizes him.



Example sentences
  • My intent isn't even to shame the Times plagiarizer, but to tap the shoulder of the aspiring plagiarist who may be deterred by this piece.
  • You are nothing more than a cheat, a fraud and a plagiariser.
  • The case of the open-book exam plagiarizer was one of six examples of academic dishonesty that led to suspensions or withdrawals of graduate students in the 2005-2006 academic year.

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