from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To use, and pass off as one's own, someone else's writing/speech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To steal or purloin from the writings of another; to appropriate without due acknowledgement (the ideas or expressions of another).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To steal or purloin from the writings or ideas of another: as, to plagiarize a passage.
  • To commit plagiarism. Also spelled plagiarise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Intellectual Property Gone Mad

  • To plagiarize aka paraphrase the honest opinion of "fundamentalist atheist" aka Atheist Supremacist Richard Dawkins

    Supporting Atheists As Anti-Oppression Work

  • Obama didn\'t "plagiarize" Deval Patrick as the Clinton campaign claimed.

    Two Pieces of Nonsense Yesterday about Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

  • Again, thinking of the current MP3 debates, those who "plagiarize" in this manner have no conception, or have a merely legal conception, of what plagiarism might possibly be, just as they start out with no concrete idea of the person who has created the song or even posted it.

    Site Three: Use, Pedagogy, and Addiction.

  • I regret that I was not able to 'plagiarize' this effect, but I felt that, although crabs may, and doubtless do, behave thus in real life, in romance they 'will not do so.'

    Allan Quatermain

  • The original post about this new service generated a lively debate about whether it's ethical to "plagiarize" your own essays, or recycle them for multiple applications.


  • But if he were asked to define the term "plagiarize", as in a trivia game .... naaa!


  • I believe that those who do "plagiarize" without adding any value put their own reputations at great risk -- but it's hardly "stealing" or damaging in most cases.


  • "plagiarize" might be a word that is overly loaded in your mind, but if you check the dictionary, you'll see that it fits rather well here …


  • Is it just me, or did Matt just plagiarize wholesale from Delong?

    Matthew Yglesias » Right-Wing Establishment Embraces Discredited 1930s-Vintage Economic Doctrines


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