Confabulate Definition

confabulated, confabulates, confabulating
confabulated, confabulates, confabulating
To talk together in an informal way; chat.
Webster's New World
To fill in gaps in the memory with detailed accounts of fictitious events believed true by the narrator.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To confer.


Origin of Confabulate

  • Latin cōnfābulārī cōnfābulāt- com- com- fābulārī to talk (from fābula conversation fable)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin confabulari "to talk together", com- "together" + fabulari "to chat" from fabula "fable, tale".

    From Wiktionary

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