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FABRICATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fabricate mean? 

FABRICATE (verb)
  The verb FABRICATE has 2 senses:

1. put together out of components or parts
2. make up something artificial or untrue

  Familiarity information: FABRICATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FABRICATE (verb)


Sense 1fabricate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put together out of components or parts

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

fabricate; manufacture; construct

Context examples:

the company fabricates plastic chairs / They manufacture small toys

Hypernyms (to "fabricate" is one way to...):

make (make by shaping or bringing together constituents)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fabricate"):

mass-produce (produce on a large scale)

raft (make into a raft)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2fabricate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make up something artificial or untrue

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

cook up; fabricate; invent; manufacture; make up

Hypernyms (to "fabricate" is one way to...):

concoct; dream up; hatch; think of; think up (devise or invent)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fabricate"):

mythologise; mythologize (construct a myth)

confabulate (unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory)

concoct; trump up (invent)

spin (make up a story)

vamp; vamp up (make up)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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