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fabulate

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Pronunciation: /ˈfabjʊleɪt
 
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Definition of fabulate in English:

verb

[no object]
Relate invented stories: we fabulate; we make up a story to cover the facts we can’t accept

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin fabulat- 'narrated as a fable', from the verb fabulari, from fabula (see fable).

Derivatives

fabulation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈlɛɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • A sharper editorial overseer would help chisel Randerson's ambitious but oblique fabulations into shape; such an eye might also have caught several typos.
  • Indeed, literature is full of fabulations wherein the world of a rat or dog is opened up magically to our vision.
  • Reports on clinical findings are mixtures of facts, fabulations, and fictives so intermingled that one cannot tell where one begins and the other leaves off ’.

fabulator

2
noun
Example sentences
  • How can this guy be such a blatant fabulator and still get even one fourth of the votes that he has?
  • A recurrent feature of fabulators is their tendency to make every lie stand by itself, with little regard to its relationship to other true or false statements they have made or to firmly established external facts.

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