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fabricate

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The first known use of fabricate was in the 15th century

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“Fabricate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fabricate. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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