Definition of fabricate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfabrɪkeɪt/


[with object]
1Invent (something) in order to deceive: officers fabricated evidence
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  • She did not try to invent or fabricate some explanation.
  • But Richard Wallace, editor of the Mirror, says he has seen no evidence of tabloid journalists fabricating stories.
  • Perez related how officers routinely fabricated elaborate stories in their reports.
forge, falsify, fake, counterfeit, make up, invent
concoct, make up, contrive, think up, dream up, invent, manufacture, trump up
informal cook up
2Construct or manufacture (an industrial product), especially from prepared components: you will have to fabricate an exhaust system
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  • Only master craftsmen could design and fabricate such a product.
  • Still, it'd be difficult for me to fabricate enough new products to fill a whole column.
  • In a world that is gradually fabricated around us, fashion and social acceptability are handed down ready-made.
make, create, manufacture, produce;
construct, build, assemble, put together, cobble together, form, fashion, contrive, model, shape, forge;
erect, put up, set up, raise, elevate



Pronunciation: /ˈfabrɪkeɪtə/
Example sentences
  • Pressures or signs of weakness faced steel fabricators, fabric producers and industrial chemical makers.
  • Design moves seamlessly from the architect to the fabricator.
  • Having grown over the years, the company is now recognized as one of the industry's premier designers and fabricators of engineered, high-temperature, corrosion-resistant alloy components.


Late Middle English: from Latin fabricat- 'manufactured', from the verb fabricare, from fabrica 'something skilfully produced' (see fabric).

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