Do you like to construct mini airplanes from kits? Work on an assembly line? Piece together Ikea furniture? Then you certainly know how to fabricate, or to put together, things.

While fabricate might mean the physical act of construction, it can also mean constructing a falsehood. Watch out — those well versed in the art of fabrication might have an ulterior motive. In the movies, the bad cops sometimes fabricate evidence to make the good guy look guilty. When you tell the teacher the dog ate your homework, you’ve fabricated a pretty silly excuse. So if you’re going to fabricate the truth, get some better material!

Definitions of fabricate
  1. verb

    put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

    “the company
    fabricates plastic chairs”
    construct, manufacture
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    produce on a large scale

    make into a raft
    type of:


    make by shaping or bringing together constituents

  2. verb

    make up something artificial or untrue

    cook up, invent, make up, manufacture
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    mythologise, mythologize

    construct a myth

    unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one’s memory
    concoct, trump up


    make up a story
    vamp, vamp up

    make up
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    concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up

    devise or invent

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