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fab·ri·cate

 (făb′rĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. fab·ri·cat·ed, fab·ri·cat·ing, fab·ri·cates
1. To make; create.
2. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts: fabricate small boats.
3. To concoct in order to deceive: fabricated a convincing excuse.

[Middle English fabricaten, from Latin fabricārī, fabricāt-, to make, from fabrica, craft; see fabric.]

fab′ri·ca′tion n.
fab′ri·ca′tion·al adj.
fab′ri·ca′tor n.

fabricate

(ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to make, build, or construct
2. to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
3. to fake or forge
[C15: from Latin fabricāre to build, make, from fabrica workshop; see fabric]
ˌfabriˈcation n
ˈfabricative adj
ˈfabriˌcator n

fab•ri•cate

(ˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt)

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.
4. to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin fabricātus, past participle of fabricāre to fashion. See fabric]
fab′ri•ca`tive, adj.
fab′ri•ca`tor, n.

fabricate


Past participle: fabricated
Gerund: fabricating

Imperative
fabricate
fabricate
Present
I fabricate
you fabricate
he/she/it fabricates
we fabricate
you fabricate
they fabricate
Preterite
I fabricated
you fabricated
he/she/it fabricated
we fabricated
you fabricated
they fabricated
Present Continuous
I am fabricating
you are fabricating
he/she/it is fabricating
we are fabricating
you are fabricating
they are fabricating
Present Perfect
I have fabricated
you have fabricated
he/she/it has fabricated
we have fabricated
you have fabricated
they have fabricated
Past Continuous
I was fabricating
you were fabricating
he/she/it was fabricating
we were fabricating
you were fabricating
they were fabricating
Past Perfect
I had fabricated
you had fabricated
he/she/it had fabricated
we had fabricated
you had fabricated
they had fabricated
Future
I will fabricate
you will fabricate
he/she/it will fabricate
we will fabricate
you will fabricate
they will fabricate
Future Perfect
I will have fabricated
you will have fabricated
he/she/it will have fabricated
we will have fabricated
you will have fabricated
they will have fabricated
Future Continuous
I will be fabricating
you will be fabricating
he/she/it will be fabricating
we will be fabricating
you will be fabricating
they will be fabricating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fabricating
you have been fabricating
he/she/it has been fabricating
we have been fabricating
you have been fabricating
they have been fabricating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fabricating
you will have been fabricating
he/she/it will have been fabricating
we will have been fabricating
you will have been fabricating
they will have been fabricating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fabricating
you had been fabricating
he/she/it had been fabricating
we had been fabricating
you had been fabricating
they had been fabricating
Conditional
I would fabricate
you would fabricate
he/she/it would fabricate
we would fabricate
you would fabricate
they would fabricate
Past Conditional
I would have fabricated
you would have fabricated
he/she/it would have fabricated
we would have fabricated
you would have fabricated
they would have fabricated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fabricate - put together out of artificial or natural components or partsfabricate - put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"
mass-produce - produce on a large scale
make - make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
raft - make into a raft; "raft these logs"
2.fabricate - make up something artificial or untruefabricate - make up something artificial or untrue
dream up, think up, hatch, concoct, think of - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
mythologise, mythologize - construct a myth; "The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"
confabulate - unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
trump up, concoct - invent; "trump up charges"
spin - make up a story; "spin a yarn"
vamp, vamp up - make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

fabricate

verb
1. make up, invent, concoct, falsify, form, coin, devise, forge, fake, feign, trump up All four claim that officers fabricated evidence against them.
2. manufacture, make, build, form, fashion, shape, frame, construct, assemble, erect All the tools are fabricated from high quality steel.

fabricate

verb
1. To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.
2. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
3. To impart a false character to (something) by alteration:
Translations
يُلَفِّق قِصَّه
vymyslit si
fabrikereopdigte
gyártkiagyalösszeszerel
búa til
išgalvojimassufabrikavimassufabrikuoti
izdomātsafabricēt

fabricate

[ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] VT
1. (= manufacture) [+ goods etc] → fabricar
2. (fig) → inventar; [+ document, evidence] → falsificar

fabricate

[ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] vt
(= invent) [+ evidence] → fabriquer, fabriquer de toutes pièces; [+ story] → inventer
(= manufacture) → fabriquer

fabricate

vt
(= invent) storyerfinden, ersinnen (geh); quotationerfinden; evidence, confessionfälschen
(= manufacture)herstellen, fabrizieren

fabricate

[ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] vtfabbricare

fabricate

(ˈfӕbrikeit) verb
to make up something that is not true (a story, accusation etc). to fabricate an excuse.
ˌfabriˈcation noun
1. a lie. Your account of the accident was a complete fabrication.
2. the act of fabricating.
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The Trinity is thus called "creative" in this sense; or in terms found in the Breviloquium, "fabricative" (fabricatrix): "The created world is a kind of book reflecting, representing, and describing the fabricative Trinity (Trinitas fabricatrix)." (9) In Franciscan thought, God himself, in his divine persons, constitutes a sort of "fabric" or factory in which we ourselves are "made," and from which we never exit except in bearing once and for all the "mark" of our making.
The arts put into practice what the sciences discover, bringing the hand to bear and not just the mind: hence not only fine, but athletic, recreative, and fabricative arts, as well as the arts of communication and of war, all categories in Cutter's 1882 classification (see Table 2).
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Benn, according to Ray, aimed to couple the emotional intuitive aspects of the creative process with the 'intellectual fabricative. [...] The result is an autonomous work of art that transcends historical reality and re-establishes, however fleetingly, a primal one of everlasting value' (p.

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