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Definition of "plagiarize" [pla•gia•rize]

  • To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own. (verb-transitive)
  • To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from (another). (verb-transitive)
  • To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plagiarize" in a sentence
  • "As such, it Must make reference to the culture as a whole, or to put it in another fashion, plagiarize from the culture as a whole."
  • "To plagiarize aka paraphrase the honest opinion of "fundamentalist atheist" aka Atheist Supremacist Richard Dawkins"
  • "Obama didn\'t "plagiarize" Deval Patrick as the Clinton campaign claimed."