A student fabricates a box in woodworking class.
- The definition of fabricate is to create or manufacture something.
The students in shop class assembling a birdhouse is an example of fabricate.
- Fabricate is defined as to invent something that isn’t real.
The student creating a lie about lost homework is an example of fabricate.
- to make, build, construct, etc., esp. by assembling parts; manufacture
- to make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
Origin of fabricateMiddle English fabricaten ; from Classical Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricari, to construct, build ; from fabrica: see fabric
transitive verbfab·ri·cat·ed, fab·ri·cat·ing, fab·ri·cates
- To make; create.
- To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts: fabricate small boats.
- To concoct in order to deceive: fabricated a convincing excuse.
Origin of fabricateMiddle English fabricaten, from Latin fabricar&imacron;, fabricat-, to make, from fabrica, craft; see fabric.
(third-person singular simple present fabricates, present participle fabricating, simple past and past participle fabricated)
- To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
- To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.
- To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
- (cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.