Definition of fabricate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fabricate

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin fabricat- ‘manufactured’, from the verb fabricare, from fabrica ‘something skilfully produced’, from faber ‘worker in metal, stone, etc.’.
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