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fabricate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fabricate

  1. 1 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials <with a few inexpensive materials from a craft shop, we were able to fabricate our own holiday wreath> Synonyms make, fashion, form, frame, manufacture, produceRelated Words assemble, build, construct, erect, make up, put up, raise, rear, set up, structure, throw up; craft, handcraft; hew; forge, mold, shape; cobble (together or up), knock out, patch (together), throw up; prefabricate; create, invent, mint, originate; establish, father, institute, organize; concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); conceive, envisage, picture, visualize; refashion, remake, remanufactureNear Antonyms disassemble, dismantle, take apart; break up, dismember; abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, flatten, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode

  2. 2 to create or think of by clever use of the imagination <fabricated a daring plan to create an underground explosion that would take the enemy totally by surprise> Synonyms concoct, construct, contrive, cook (up), devise, drum up, excogitate, invent, make up, manufacture, think (up), trump up, vamp (up)Related Words coin, design, hatch, produce; daydream, dream, fantasize; conceive, envisage, envision, imagine, picture, vision, visualize; ad-lib, extemporize, improviseNear Antonyms clone, copy, copycat, duplicate, imitate, mimic, reduplicate, replicate, reproduce

  3. 3 to form by putting together parts or materials <the house was essentially fabricated at the factory and then shipped to the site for assembly> Synonyms assemble, confect, construct, erect, build, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, rear, set upRelated Words carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  4. 4 to make a statement one knows to be untrue <since he didn't have a good excuse for not having done his homework, he would have to fabricate one> Synonyms {h,1}lie, fib, prevaricateRelated Words forswear (also foreswear), perjure; equivocate, fudge, palter; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, kid, snow, take in, trick; defame, libel, slander, traduce; falsify, misreport, misrepresent, misstate; distort, garble; dissemble, dissimulate; misguide, misinform, misleadNear Antonyms assert, swear, testify; authenticate, confirm, substantiate, validate, verify





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