fabricate

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
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v put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

“the company fabricates plastic chairs”
Synonyms:
construct, manufacture
Types:
mass-produce
produce on a large scale
raft
make into a raft
Type of:
make
make by shaping or bringing together constituents

v make up something artificial or untrue

Synonyms:
cook up, invent, make up, manufacture
Types:
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mythologise, mythologize
construct a myth
confabulate
unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
concoct, trump up
invent
spin
make up a story
vamp, vamp up
make up
Type of:
concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up
devise or invent

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