verb (used with object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
- to take and use by plagiarism.
- to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another’s work) by plagiarism.
verb (used without object), pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing.
- to commit plagiarism.
- to appropriate (ideas, passages, etc) from (another work or author)
v.1716, from plagiary “plagiarist” (see plagiarism) + -ize. Related: Plagiarized; plagiarizing.