verb (used with object), fabricated, fabricating.
to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
to make by assembling parts or sections.
to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin fabricātus made, past participle of fabricāre. See fabric, -ate1

fabricative, adjective
fabricator, noun
quasi-fabricated, adjective
unfabricated, adjective
well-fabricated, adjective

1. See manufacture.
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fabricate (ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt)
1.  to make, build, or construct
2.  to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
3.  to fake or forge
[C15: from Latin fabricāre to build, make, from fabrica workshop; see fabric]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from L. fabricatus, pp. of fabricare "to fashion, build," from fabrica (see fabric). In bad sense of "to tell a lie," etc., it is first recorded 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating.
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Example sentences
Their advancements have been about how to design and fabricate that intricate
  structure cheaply.
By the second book, she had become an invaluable resource and aid in helping me
  fabricate a world.
The architects of realpolitik tried to balance powers, fabricate stability, and
  secure natural resources.
Practically, however, you do need to know how to fabricate a drive sprocket and
  a lot more to make the car.
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