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Definition of "fabricate" []

  • To make; create. (verb-transitive)
  • To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts: fabricate small boats. (verb-transitive)
  • To concoct in order to deceive: fabricated an excuse. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fabricate" in a sentence
  • "Proof aimed at establishing a motive to fabricate is never collateral and may not be excluded on that ground, but examination of witnesses to establish such a motive must proceed upon some good-faith basis ..."
  • "Now, all that was needed was to show the court that the officer had the ability to fabricate, which is based on the thing that most prosecutors use to establish his credibility; that is, his education, training, and experience."
  • "Did Jones et al 1990 "fabricate" its quality control claims?"