fabricate


fabricate
fab·ri·cate /'fa-brə-ˌkāt/ vb -cat·ed, -cat·ing
vt: to make up (as testimony) with an intent to deceive
vi: to make something up with an intent to deceive
there was a motive to fabricate — Gary Taylor

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fabricate
I (construct) verb assemble parts, bring into being, bring into existence, build, call into being, cast, cause to be, cause to exist, complete, compose, create, devise, erect, establish, execute, fabricarl, fashion, form, generate, make, manufacture, mold, organize, piece together, produce, put together, set up, shape, structure, turn out II (make up) verb be untruthful, beguile, counterfeit, deceive, delude, devise falsely, dissemble, dissimulate, distort, fake, falsify, feign, fictionalize, forswear, invent, lie, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, perjure oneself, pretend, prevaricate, sham, stretch the truth, tell a falsehood, tell a lie, trump up associated concepts: fabricated evidence III index build (construct), conceive (invent), conjure, contrive, create, devise (invent), fake, falsify, feign, forge (produce), form, formulate, frame (construct), generate, invent (falsify), invent (produce for the first time), lie (falsify), make, manufacture, misrepresent, originate, palter, plagiarize, prevaricate, produce (manufacture), profess (pretend), scheme, simulate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


fabricate
v.
To invent; to create; to make up a story or manufacture an object, usually intending to deceive.
n.
fabrication

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Fabricate — Fab ri*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fabricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fabricating}.] [L. fabricatus, p. p. of fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica. See {Fabric}, {Farge}.] 1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fabricate — fab‧ri‧cate [ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] verb [transitive] MANUFACTURING to make something, using tools, special machines, or an industrial process; = MANUFACTURE: • Samsung will fabricate its own microprocessor. • The steel frame was fabricated by a company… …   Financial and business terms

  • fabricate — [v1] manufacture assemble, brainstorm, build, cobble up*, compose, concoct, construct, contrive, cook up*, create, devise, dream up, erect, fashion, fit together, form, formulate, frame, head trip*, invent, join, knock together*, make, make up,… …   New thesaurus

  • fabricate — (v.) mid 15c., to fashion, make, build, from L. fabricatus, pp. of fabricare make, construct, fashion, build, from fabrica (see FABRIC (Cf. fabric)). In bad sense of to tell a lie, etc., it is recorded by 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating …   Etymology dictionary

  • fabricate — *make, fashion, forge, form, shape, manufacture Analogous words: *invent, create: produce, turn out (see BEAR): devise, contrive (see corresponding nouns at DEVICE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fabricate — ► VERB 1) invent, typically with deceitful intent. 2) construct or manufacture (an industrial product). DERIVATIVES fabrication noun fabricator noun. ORIGIN Latin fabricare manufacture …   English terms dictionary

  • fabricate — [fab′ri kāt΄] vt. fabricated, fabricating [ME fabricaten < L fabricatus, pp. of fabricari, to construct, build < fabrica: see FABRIC] 1. to make, build, construct, etc., esp. by assembling parts; manufacture 2. to make up (a story, reason,… …   English World dictionary

  • fabricate — verb /ˈfæb.ɹɪ.keɪt/ a) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship. b) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips. Syn: manufacture,… …   Wiktionary

  • fabricate — UK [ˈfæbrɪkeɪt] / US [ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms fabricate : present tense I/you/we/they fabricate he/she/it fabricates present participle fabricating past tense fabricated past participle fabricated 1) to make up a story or piece… …   English dictionary

  • fabricate — verb Fabricate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑charge …   Collocations dictionary


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