Confabulate meaning

kən-făbyə-lāt
(psychology) To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.
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(psychol.) To fill in gaps in the memory with detailed accounts of fictitious events believed true by the narrator.
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(psychology) To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.
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To talk casually; chat.
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(intransitive) To speak casually with; to chat.
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(intransitive) To confer.
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(intransitive, psychology) To fabricate memories in order to fill gaps in one's memory.
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To talk together in an informal way; chat.
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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