- 1fabricate something to invent false information in order to trick people synonym make up The evidence was totally fabricated. The prisoner claimed the police had fabricated his confession.
- 2fabricate something (specialist) to make or produce goods, equipment, etc. from various different materials synonym manufacture These specialized chips will be fabricated by Mykrokorp Inc. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin fabricat-
BrE BrE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪt//[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fabricate
BrE BrE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪt//he / she / it fabricates
BrE BrE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪts//past simple fabricated
BrE BrE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪd//past participle fabricated
BrE BrE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪd//-ing form fabricating
BrE BrE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪŋ//