- 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 fabricatorliar, fibber, prevaricator, storyteller, faker, counterfeiter, fabulist, falsifier, assembler, developer, maker, producer, constructor
Examples from the Web for fabricator
Contemporary Examples of fabricator
One of them even warned that he suspected Curveball was a fabricator who had created his story out of whole cloth.What Bush Really Knew About WMDs
January 16, 2009
Historical Examples of fabricator
He moved aside, going to the other side of the group around the fabricator.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
The trader and fabricator live in centers that we call cities.
Would a symbolist then signify a fabricator of masterpieces?Very Woman
Remy de Gourmont
Smith's versatility as a fabricator seems to give him a leading place in that respect in the record of mankind.The Story of the Mormons
William Alexander Linn
What puzzled Philip was that this fabricator of "stories" for the newspaper should call himself a "realist."That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
- 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.