- to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
- to make by assembling parts or sections.
- to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
- to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).
Origin of fabricate
Examples from the Web for fabricated
Ergo if the finest minds at Breitbart can't find him, Dunham's story must be fabricated.The Right's Rape Trolls vs. Lena Dunham
December 10, 2014
The head of the prison says Figueroa fabricated the story as a ploy to get the Dutchman transferred.Did Joran Van Der Sloot Fake His Prison Shanking?
Andrea Zarate, Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 5, 2014
It is 32 pages long and looks like it was fabricated during the Civil War.Blurred Lines at NY Sketchbook Museum
November 1, 2014
Female video game developers like Zoe Quinn have been torn apart and harassed for fabricated scandals.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?
October 29, 2014
Orlando, Florida, is best known as the epicenter of fabricated family fun.The Heart and Soul (Food) of Orlando
Jane & Michael Stern
June 8, 2014
He fabricated some excuse or other, and the excuse was accepted, to his great relief.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
Hephzy had already given them some excuse, fabricated on the spur of the moment.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Those metal cubes had been fabricated about three years previously.Hall of Mirrors
They were looking for the plant that fabricated the elements for Merlin, weren't they?The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
Their piercing war-whoops were blended with the loud beatings of a kind of drum which they had fabricated.
- to make, build, or construct
- to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
- to fake or forge
Word Origin and History for fabricated
mid-15c., "to fashion, make, build," from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricare "make, construct, fashion, build," from fabrica (see fabric). In bad sense of "to tell a lie," etc., it is recorded by 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating.