Fabricate

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fabricate — fab·ri·cate / fa brə ˌkāt/ vb cat·ed, cat·ing vt: to make up (as testimony) with an intent to deceive vi: to make something up with an intent to deceive there was a motive to fabricate Gary Taylor Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 fabricate — fab‧ri‧cate [ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] verb [transitive] MANUFACTURING to make something, using tools, special machines, or an industrial process; = MANUFACTURE: • Samsung will fabricate its own microprocessor. • The steel frame was fabricated by a company… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 fabricate — [v1] manufacture assemble, brainstorm, build, cobble up*, compose, concoct, construct, contrive, cook up*, create, devise, dream up, erect, fashion, fit together, form, formulate, frame, head trip*, invent, join, knock together*, make, make up,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 fabricate — (v.) mid 15c., to fashion, make, build, from L. fabricatus, pp. of fabricare make, construct, fashion, build, from fabrica (see FABRIC (Cf. fabric)). In bad sense of to tell a lie, etc., it is recorded by 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 fabricate — *make, fashion, forge, form, shape, manufacture Analogous words: *invent, create: produce, turn out (see BEAR): devise, contrive (see corresponding nouns at DEVICE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 fabricate — ► VERB 1) invent, typically with deceitful intent. 2) construct or manufacture (an industrial product). DERIVATIVES fabrication noun fabricator noun. ORIGIN Latin fabricare manufacture …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 fabricate — [fab′ri kāt΄] vt. fabricated, fabricating [ME fabricaten < L fabricatus, pp. of fabricari, to construct, build < fabrica: see FABRIC] 1. to make, build, construct, etc., esp. by assembling parts; manufacture 2. to make up (a story, reason,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 fabricate — verb /ˈfæb.ɹɪ.keɪt/ a) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship. b) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips. Syn: manufacture,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 fabricate — UK [ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] / US [ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms fabricate : present tense I/you/we/they fabricate he/she/it fabricates present participle fabricating past tense fabricated past participle fabricated 1) to make up a story or piece… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 fabricate — verb Fabricate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑charge …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 fabricate — fab|ri|cate [ˈfæbrıkeıt] v [T] 1.) to invent a story, piece of information etc in order to deceive someone ▪ The police were accused of fabricating evidence . 2.) technical to make or produce goods or equipment = ↑manufacture ▪ The discs are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 fabricate — verb (T) 1 to invent a story, piece of information etc in order to deceive someone: The police were accused of fabricating evidence. 2 technical to make or produce goods or equipment; manufacture 1 (1): The discs are expensive to fabricate …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fabricate — verb 1) he fabricated research data Syn: falsify, fake, counterfeit, cook; invent, make up See note at lie I 2. 2) fabricating a pack of lies Syn: concoct, make up …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 fabricate — fab•ri•cate [[t]ˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to make by art or skill and labor; construct 2) to make by assembling parts or sections 3) to devise; invent: to fabricate an alibi[/ex] 4) to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.) •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 fabricate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricari, from fabrica Date: 15th century 1. a. invent, create b. to make up for the purpose of deception < accused of fabricating evidence > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 fabricate — 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… …

    Universalium

  • 18 fabricate — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 fabricate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. build, construct, manufacture; invent, make up, trump up, concoct. See production, imagination, falsehood. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To construct] Syn. erect, make, form; see build 1 , manufacture 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 fabricate — fab|ri|cate [ fæbrı,keıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to make up a story or piece of information in order to make someone believe something that is not true: The defense accused police of fabricating evidence. 2. ) TECHNICAL to make something such as a …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English