fabricate

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verb fab·ri·cate \ˈfa-bri-ˌkāt\

Definition of fabricate

fabricated

fabricating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  invent, create b :  to make up for the purpose of deception <accused of fabricating evidence>

  3. 2 :  construct, manufacture; specifically :  to construct from diverse and usually standardized parts

fabricator

play \ˈfa-bri-ˌkā-tər\ noun

Examples of fabricate in a sentence

  1. Only the largest parts were fabricated at the factory.

  2. Their plan is to fabricate the house out of synthetic materials.

  3. a story fabricated to sell magazines

  4. She was accused of fabricating data.

Origin and Etymology of fabricate

Middle English, from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricari, from fabrica


First Known Use: 15th century


FABRICATE Defined for English Language Learners

fabricate

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verb fab·ri·cate \ˈfa-bri-ˌkāt\

Definition of fabricate for English Language Learners

  • : to make or build (something)

  • : to create or make up (something, such as a story) in order to trick people


Law Dictionary

fabricate

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verb fab·ri·cate \ˈfa-brə-ˌkāt\

Legal Definition of fabricate

fabricated

fabricating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make up (as testimony) with an intent to deceive
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make something up with an intent to deceive <there was a motive to fabricate — Gary Taylor>



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