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Meaning of FABRICATE

Pronunciation:  'fabru`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make up something artificial or untrue
  2. [v]  put together out of components or parts; "Ford makes cars"; "They manufacture small toys"

FABRICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: construct, cook up, invent, make up, manufacture
 See Also: concoct, confabulate, dream up, hatch, make, mass-produce, mythologise, mythologize, raft, spin, think of, think up, trump up, vamp, vamp up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fab"ri*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fabricated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Fabricating}.] [L. fabricatus, p. p. of
fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica.
See {Fabric}, {Farge}.]
1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to
   construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.

2. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as,
   to fabricate woolens.

3. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to
   fabricate a lie or story.

         Our books were not fabricated with an accomodation
         to prevailing usages.                 --Paley.

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