- 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
Related Words for fabricateformulate, contrive, construct, invent, assemble, concoct, fake, misrepresent, fudge, counterfeit, compose, join, form, mix, devise, make, produce, brainstorm, erect, shape
Examples from the Web for fabricate
Contemporary Examples of fabricate
He could fabricate myths that did not seem manufactured but felt real enough to explain the mysteries of your own existence.García Márquez Showed Us How Great Fiction Could Be
April 18, 2014
She was then publicly named and forced to take part in a press conference, saying she had been bribed to fabricate the claim.Somalia Jails Woman and Journalist Over Soldier Rape Claims
February 9, 2013
The samples for his fall 2009 collection alone cost about $1 million to fabricate.Redesigning Their Lives
June 4, 2009
Historical Examples of fabricate
That the spy will fabricate his information is a mere commonplace.The Secret Agent
Who forged the lie could fabricate this too:— But hold, it is ingeniously done.
What few of the prints I saw yesterday will fabricate, and the fabrications will work.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
Why not fabricate her own raw silk, and send it to market ready for wear?East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
Of course he was compelled to fabricate a statement in reply.Nero
- to make, build, or construct
- to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
- to fake or forge
Word Origin for fabricate
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.