: to make or build (something)
Full Definition of FABRICATE
— fab·ri·ca·tor noun
Examples of FABRICATE
- Only the largest parts were fabricated at the factory.
- Their plan is to fabricate the house out of synthetic materials.
- a story fabricated to sell magazines
- She was accused of fabricating data.
- Nick Spero has most fooled; he is a fabricator extraordinaire.
- That couple fabricated a story about an accident to distract from the drama they had already created about their relationship and play on people’s sympathy.
Origin of FABRICATE
Middle English, from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricari, from fabrica
First Known Use: 15th century