fabricate

verb
fab·​ri·​cate | \ ˈfa-bri-ˌkāt How to pronounce fabricate (audio) \
fabricated; fabricating

Definition of fabricate

transitive verb

1a : invent, create
b : to make up for the purpose of deception accused of fabricating evidence
2 : construct, manufacture specifically : to construct from diverse and usually standardized parts Their plan is to fabricate the house out of synthetic parts.

Other Words from fabricate

fabricator \ ˈfa-​bri-​ˌkā-​tər How to pronounce fabricate (audio) \ noun

Examples of fabricate in a Sentence

Only the largest parts were fabricated at the factory. Their plan is to fabricate the house out of synthetic materials. a story fabricated to sell magazines She was accused of fabricating data.
Recent Examples on the Web Maker hubs support innovation by providing space to fabricate, create, design and more. Blake Caldwell, Forbes, 3 June 2022 The filmmaker worked with the company Resemble AI, using a brief segment from an interview Warhol did with the BBC, to fabricate what ultimately combined the A.I. algorithm and human voice of actor Bill Irwin. Steve Dollar, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2022 The owner of the laundromat starts to fabricate strange evidence against them from their dirty laundry, claiming to have received certain instructions to do so. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 12 Aug. 2022 At the same time, Milton doesn’t employ telephoto lenses to fabricate visual proximity. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2022 GlobalFoundries is expected to fabricate the semiconductors at its plant in New York, as well as facilities in Germany, France, and Singapore. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2022 Russia is attempting to fabricate evidence amid an investigation into an attack on a prison in Ukraine last month that left 53 dead and as many as 75 others injured, according to a report. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 4 Aug. 2022 Kosinski and Inciardi allegedly attempted to fabricate a record of ownership of the papers — their provenance — and used that false provenance to try to get Henley to buy back his own papers, the release said. al, 13 July 2022 Kosinski and Inciardi allegedly attempted to fabricate a record of ownership of the papers — their provenance — and used that false provenance to try to get Henley to buy back his own papers, the release said. al, 13 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fabricate

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fabricate

Middle English fabricaten, borrowed from Latin fabricātus, past participle of fabricāre, fabricārī "to fashion, shape, construct," derivative of fabrica "process of making something, craft, art" — more at fabric

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“Fabricate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabricate. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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fabricate

verb
fab·​ri·​cate | \ ˈfa-brə-ˌkāt How to pronounce fabricate (audio) \
fabricated; fabricating

Legal Definition of fabricate

transitive verb

: to make up (as testimony) with an intent to deceive

intransitive verb

: to make something up with an intent to deceive there was a motive to fabricate— Gary Taylor

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