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3 definitions found
 for fabricate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fabricate \Fab"ri*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fabricated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Fabricating.] [L. fabricatus, p. p. of
     fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica.
     See Fabric, Farge.]
     1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to
        construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
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     2. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as,
        to fabricate woolens.
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     3. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to
        fabricate a lie or story.
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              Our books were not fabricated with an accomodation
              to prevailing usages.                 --Paley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fabricate
      v 1: put together out of artificial or natural components or
           parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They
           manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"
           [syn: manufacture, fabricate, construct]
      2: make up something artificial or untrue [syn: fabricate,
         manufacture, cook up, make up, invent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "fabricate":
     assemble, beget, breed, bring forth, bring into being, build,
     build up, call into being, cast, coin, combine, compose, compound,
     conceit, conceive, conceptualize, concoct, consist of, constitute,
     construct, contrive, cook, cook up, counterfeit, create, design,
     develop, devise, discover, dream up, elaborate, embody, engender,
     enter into, erect, evolve, experience imaginatively, extrude, fake,
     falsify, fancy, fantasize, fashion, feign, fictionalize, forge,
     form, formulate, frame, fudge, fudge together, generate, get up,
     give being to, give rise to, go into, hatch, hoke up, ideate,
     imagine, improvise, incorporate, indite, invent, join, make,
     make do with, make up, manufacture, mature, merge in, mint, mix,
     mold, organize, originate, patch together, piece together, plan,
     prefabricate, prepare, procreate, produce, put together, put up,
     raise, rear, run up, set up, shape, spawn, strike out, structure,
     suppose, synthesize, think out, think up, trump up, turn out,
     unite in, whomp up, write
  
  

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