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fabricate

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1  —as in:
fabricate a story
Definition make up something false
  • She fabricated the story and repeated it under oath.
fabricated = made up something false
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • You'll have to fabricate a believable story and get them trust you.
  • fabricate = make up something false
  • Let's assume the story you gave me is true, though I'd bet my pension a good deal of it is either fabricated or omitted.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • fabricated = made up (not true)
  • There's one kid Connor speaks to who actually listens and can tell the truth from the fabrications.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • fabrications = things that are made up (not true)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Because, you see, if the man were an invention-a fabrication-how much easier to make him disappear!
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • fabrication = something that was made up (not real)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • To say my thoughts aloud would be tipping off the audience that the romance has been fabricated to play on their sympathies and that would result in no food at all.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • fabricated = made up (not true)
  • So tricky a piece of work would never be entrusted to a single person: on the other hand, to turn it over to a committee would be to admit openly that an act of fabrication was taking place.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • fabrication = something that was made up (not true)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The document was discredited as a fabrication but still it spread, fueling anti-Semitism in the decades before World War II.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • fabrication = something that was made up (not true)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • This extraordinary story probably a fabrication.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • fabrication = something that was made up (not true)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was much the same as the way he left his family in Stuttgart, under a veil of fabricated loyalty.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
fabricated = made up (not true)

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2  —as in:
fabricate metal parts
Definition to make or manufacture something — especially by assembling components
  • A full machine shop allows them to quickly fabricate parts and create test fixtures.
fabricate = make or manufacture
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The company fabricates plastic chairs.
  • fabricates = makes or manufactures
  • She fabricates art and sculptures of various metals.
  • Twenty men worked during the day shift producing replacement parts for mine machinery and fabricating a variety of ductwork and support structures.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • fabricating = making or manufacturing
  • AN AESTHETIC VOYAGER WHOSE HOME IS THE ROAD...... Immediately below this manifesto squats the stove, fabricated from a rusty oil drum.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • fabricated = made
  • In 1994, Juan Arcega, Cristian's father, traveled to the United States and found work in Arizona fabricating mobile storage containers.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Some colleges had machine shops and could custom-fabricate parts.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Juan had gotten a job as a welder at a company that fabricated metal ramps for disabled people.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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