Definition of fabricate in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent.

    ‘officers fabricated evidence’
    • ‘She did not try to invent or fabricate some explanation.’
    • ‘He has seen no evidence of tabloid journalists fabricating stories.’
    • ‘Perez related how officers routinely fabricated elaborate stories in their reports.’
    • ‘He is the target of ridicule because he ignores evidence that doesn't support his ideology and fabricates evidence that does.’
    • ‘If evidence was indeed fabricated, this may well have been where it was done.’
    • ‘Lawrence was found to have fabricated evidence to the Royal Commission.’
    • ‘The fact that our enemies allegedly fabricate similar evidence of wrongdoing on our part absolves us of responsibility to reveal true, unfabricated evidence.’
    • ‘When Bryant's lawyer cross-examines his accuser, and later, when the defense puts on its case, the defense attorney will want to provide evidence to the jury suggesting she is fabricating her claim.’
    • ‘He said that Hammersley and Clark had fabricated the account which they gave in evidence, which put all the responsibility on him.’
    • ‘Frequently these informants were simply adolescents seeking to frighten peers or parents, by fabricating evidence of cult ritual.’
    • ‘I have absolute confidence that they were not fabricating their evidence.’
    • ‘He went on to accuse the witnesses of fabricating the evidence against the accused.’
    • ‘If, however, I believed that Mr. Wemyss had fabricated his evidence on this I would be more concerned.’
    • ‘As a result they contrived and fabricated a way to remove me from the company which they believed would relieve them of this contractual commitment.’
    • ‘You could, for instance, infer that they have fabricated their evidence, made it up, after those first interviews.’
    • ‘But last week, Archer was found guilty of having fabricated evidence in that case.’
    • ‘They also charged the prosecution had fabricated evidence during the corruption trial.’
    • ‘There is no reason why the decedent would have lied to her or would have fabricated evidence.’
    • ‘In a society with an imperfect legal system, any false case can be fabricated, and they will also seem serious and perfect from the outside.’
    forge, falsify, fake, counterfeit, make up, invent
    concoct, make up, contrive, think up, dream up, invent, manufacture, trump up
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    1. 1.1Construct or manufacture (something, especially an industrial product), especially from prepared components.
      ‘you will have to fabricate an exhaust system’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Finally, new shapes have been fabricated with blocks of crystals.’
      • ‘The metal must always be alloyed if it is to be fabricated or worked to make some useful product.’
      • ‘The contract duration is 53 months to design, fabricate and test 3 production representative systems.’
      • ‘Most of the tungsten used thus far in aerospace applications has been in the unalloyed form, which is much easier and less expensive to produce and fabricate.’
      • ‘We think that bacteria and other small biological systems can be used as templates for fabricating even more complex systems.’
      • ‘Once he has satisfied the creative side of his brain, the pragmatic side takes over and he meticulously fabricates and assembles his knives.’
      • ‘The aircraft was designed in Ohio and partially fabricated and assembled in New Jersey.’
      • ‘They have also used what they describe as a more sophisticated nozzle assembly to fabricate similarly sized microcapsules in which a drug core is surrounded by a biodegradable polymer shell.’
      • ‘For the formals as well as informals, Kutir creates the garments right from fabricating, dying, embroidery, stitching and assembling.’
      • ‘The product can be finished and fabricated easily in a variety of ways with typical shop tools.’
      • ‘Contractors will fabricate and test advanced structural components to failure to validate performance relative to predicted performance.’
      • ‘The microwave area has naturally been most productive, because the metamaterials required are easier to fabricate.’
      • ‘The first phase develops, fabricates, integrates and tests prototype propulsion systems and power packs.’
      • ‘A camera system has been designed and fabricated based upon the above concept.’
      • ‘The sculptor fabricates nearly all his pieces in his studio by welding together metal plates.’
      • ‘The asbestos industry in the town of Asbestos also included a large mill for fiber processing and a factory for fabricating asbestos products.’
      • ‘A relatively new process to reduce the costs of fabricating components from these materials is metal injection molding.’
      make, create, manufacture, produce
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/ˈfabrəˌkāt/ /ˈfæbrəˌkeɪt/


Late Middle English from Latin fabricat- ‘manufactured’, from the verb fabricare, from fabrica ‘something skillfully produced’ (see fabric).