Definition of fabricate in English:

fabricate

Line breaks: fab¦ri|cate
Pronunciation: /ˈfabrɪkeɪt
 
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verb

[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.
Synonyms
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.
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Origin

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

Derivatives

fabricator

noun
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  • 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.

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