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Fabricate   /fˈæbrəkˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. fabricated; pres. part. fabricating)
Put together out of artificial or natural components or parts.  Synonyms: construct, manufacture.  "They manufacture small toys" , "He manufactured a popular cereal"
Make up something artificial or untrue.  Synonyms: cook up, invent, make up, manufacture.

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"Fabricate" Quotes from Famous Books

... domestic economy. The tumbler of Ben Buzz, however, was his countryman in more senses than one. It was not only American, but it came from the part of Pennsylvania of which he was himself a native. Blurred, and of a greenish hue, the glass was the best that Pittsburg could then fabricate, and Ben had bought it only the year before, on the very spot where it had ...
— Oak Openings • James Fenimore Cooper

... bed consisting of full-grown and aged individuals. Happy broods these pre-Adamite congregations must have been, born in an epoch when epicures were as yet unthought of, when neither Sweeting nor Lynn had come into existence, and when there were no workers in iron to fabricate oyster-knives! Geology, and all its wonders, makes known to us scarcely one more mysterious or inexplicable than the creation of oysters long before oyster-eaters and the formation of oyster-banks—ages before dredgers! What a lamentable heap of good nourishment must have been wasted during ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 431 - Volume 17, New Series, April 3, 1852 • Various

... whose mind is well stored with book-lore, and who goes and plays the robber! Now is it likely that the imperial laws would look upon him as a man of parts, and that they wouldn't bring against him some charge of robbery? From this it's evident that those, who fabricate these stories, contradict themselves. Besides, they may, it's true, say that the heroines belong to great families of official and literary status, that they're conversant with propriety and learning and ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin

... was always doing wrong: He disobey'd his mammy, and he disobey'd his dad, And he disobey'd his uncle, which was very near as bad. He wouldn't learn to cipher, and he wouldn't learn to write, But he would tear up his copy-books to fabricate a kite; And he used his slate and pencil in so barbarous a way, That the grinders of his governess got ...
— The Book of Humorous Verse • Various

... abuses which crept into the monastic houses. Holy men grieved over the scandals of the times in which they lived. Many monasteries remained until the end homes of zeal and religion, and the unscrupulous tools of Henry VIII. could find naught to report against them. The only charge they could fabricate against one monastery was "that the monks would do evil, ...
— English Villages • P. H. Ditchfield

... can only be founded on the supposed probability, or at least possibility, of a combination between the executive and the legislative, in some scheme of usurpation. Should this at any time happen, how easy would it be to fabricate pretenses of approaching danger! Indian hostilities, instigated by Spain or Britain, would always be at hand. Provocations to produce the desired appearances might even be given to some foreign power, and appeased ...
— The Federalist Papers

Words linked to "Fabricate" :   manufacture, vamp, mass-produce, hatch, invent, mythologize, vamp up, make, fabrication, raft, dream up, trump up, concoct, think up, think of, spin, mythologise, confabulate, make up, fabricator, cook up, construct

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