AskDefine | Define fabricate

Dictionary Definition



1 put together out of components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys" [syn: manufacture, construct]
2 make up something artificial or untrue [syn: manufacture, cook up, make up, invent]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the fabricatus, p. p. of fabricari, fabricare; meaning to frame, build, forge; through the fabrica. See fabric, farge.


  • ˈfæb.ɹɪ.ket


  1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
  2. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.
  3. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.


to form into a whole by uniting its parts
  • German: fabrizieren, erzeugen
  • Hungarian: összeszerel
to form by art and labor; to manufacture
  • German: fabrizieren, herstellen, erzeugen
  • Hungarian: gyárt
to invent and form; to forge
  • German: fabrizieren, herstellen, erzeugen, anfertigen
  • Hungarian: kiagyal

Extensive Definition

Fabrication may refer to:
fabricate in French: fabrication

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

assemble, beget, breed, bring forth, bring into being, build, build up, call into being, cast, coin, combine, compose, compound, conceit, conceive, conceptualize, concoct, consist of, constitute, construct, contrive, cook, cook up, counterfeit, create, design, develop, devise, discover, dream up, elaborate, embody, engender, enter into, erect, evolve, experience imaginatively, extrude, fake, falsify, fancy, fantasize, fashion, feign, fictionalize, forge, form, formulate, frame, fudge, fudge together, generate, get up, give being to, give rise to, go into, hatch, hoke up, ideate, imagine, improvise, incorporate, indite, invent, join, make, make do with, make up, manufacture, mature, merge in, mint, mix, mold, organize, originate, patch together, piece together, plan, prefabricate, prepare, procreate, produce, put together, put up, raise, rear, run up, set up, shape, spawn, strike out, structure, suppose, synthesize, think out, think up, trump up, turn out, unite in, whomp up, write
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