- to converse informally; chat.
- Psychiatry. to engage in confabulation.
Origin of confabulate
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Examples from the Web for confabulate
An' whut dem six ghostes do but stand round an' confabulate?Humorous Ghost Stories
Eden is not yet returned from Woodstock; I will confabulate with him.
In this manner, said my master, did the parson and I confabulate; and I set him down at his lodgings in the village.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
She does not break the thread of a conversation by irrelevant questions or confabulate in an undertone with the servants.Worldly Ways and Byways
Birds of a feather not only flock together, but, as every ornithologist knows full well, can confabulate.Country Rambles, and Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers
Leo H. Grindon
- to talk together; converse; chat
- psychiatry to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be trueSee also paramnesia
C17: from Latin confābulārī, from fābulārī to talk, from fābula a story; see fable
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Word Origin and History for confabulate
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