Plagiarize is defined as to steal a person's ideas or writings and say they are yours.
An example of plagiarize is a poetry class student taking credit for a poem written by someone else.
intransitive verb-·rized·, -·riz·ing
to take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one's own
Origin of plagiarizesee plagiary
verbpla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing, pla·gia·riz·es
- To reproduce or otherwise use (the words, ideas, or other work of another) as one's own or without attribution.
- To plagiarize the words, ideas, or work of (another person).
To present another's words or ideas as one's own or without attribution.