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[pley-juh-rahyz, -jee-uh-rahyz] /ˈpleɪ dʒəˌraɪz, -dʒi əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), plagiarized, plagiarizing.
to take and use by plagiarism.
to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work) by plagiarism.
verb (used without object), plagiarized, plagiarizing.
to commit plagiarism.
Also, especially British, plagiarise.
1710-20; plagiar(ism) + -ize
Related forms
plagiarizer, noun
unplagiarized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for plagiarized
  • PIs also submit plagiarized grants, you name it, they do it.
  • He believes it is not only one of the best things he's ever come up with but that it's been plagiarized at the highest levels.
  • Your words are meaningless and possibly even plagiarized.
  • We had a student whose instructor felt had plagiarized a paper.
  • If your signature was attractive and legible, it is also probably easily plagiarized.
  • plagiarized material or material that violates intellectual property rights.
  • plagiarized or copyrighted images will be disqualified.
  • Any plagiarized material will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Applications containing even one sentence of plagiarized text will be disqualified automatically.
  • If your personal statement is found to be plagiarized, your application will be disqualified.
British Dictionary definitions for plagiarized


to appropriate (ideas, passages, etc) from (another work or author)
Derived Forms
plagiarizer, plagiariser, noun
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Word Origin and History for plagiarized



1716, from plagiary "plagiarist" (see plagiarism) + -ize. Related: Plagiarized; plagiarizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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