Meaning of FABRICATE in English


— fabricative , adj. — fabricator , n.

/fab"ri kayt'/ , v.t., fabricated, fabricating .

1. to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.

2. to make by assembling parts or sections.

3. to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).

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

[ 1400-50; late ME fabricatus made, ptp. of fabricare. See FABRIC, -ATE 1 ]

Syn. 1. See manufacture .

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