fabricate

[fab-ri-keyt]
verb (used with object), fabricated, fabricating.
1.
to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
2.
to make by assembling parts or sections.
3.
to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
4.
to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).

Origin:
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)
 
vb
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]
 
fabri'cation
 
n
 
'fabricative
 
adj
 
'fabricator
 
n

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fabricate
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
The articles above were published before the author admitted the book was
  largely fabricated.
They use admittedly fabricated guesses at the possible probabilities of various
  parameters.
Already, they have fabricated materials that flex or contract when a voltage is
  applied.
The principal part of a famously fabricated dinosaur fossil is an ancient
  fish-eating bird, scientists report.
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