Definitions for fabricateˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fab•ri•cateˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt(v.t.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. to make by art or skill and labor; construct.

  2. to make by assembling parts or sections.

  3. to devise; invent:

    to fabricate an alibi.

  4. to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).

Origin of fabricate:

1400–50; late ME < L fabricātus, ptp. of fabricāre to fashion. See fabric

fab′ri•ca`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. manufacture, fabricate, construct(verb)

    put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

    "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"

  2. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

Wiktionary

  1. fabricate(Verb)

    To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.

  2. fabricate(Verb)

    To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.

  3. fabricate(Verb)

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

  4. fabricate(Verb)

    To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.

  5. Origin: From fabricatus, perfect passive participle of fabricor, fabrico, from fabrica; see fabric and forge. Compare with French fabrique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fabricate(verb)

    to form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship

  2. Fabricate(verb)

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

  3. Fabricate(verb)

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


Translations for fabricate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fabricate(verb)

to make up something that is not true (a story, accusation etc)

to fabricate an excuse.

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