Fabricate is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of fabricate, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - make up something artificial or untrue
EXAMPLES - Fabricate in a Sentence
- Did Jones et al 1990 "fabricate" its quality control claims? (source)
- laquo; Did Jones et al 1990 "fabricate" its quality control claims? (source)
- He carefully selects his facts to fabricate scandals out of thin air. (source)
- If Research 2000 did, in fact, fabricate its polls, it crossed a line. (source)
- No one expected a preacher to so boldly fabricate his entire background. (source)
- MATTHEW CRAWFORD, AUTHOR MECHANIC: I had to fabricate some brackets here. (source)
- Its one thing for Republicans to fabricate fantasies about "death panels." (source)
- We so easily fabricate insane rules and create laws that prohibit a good old orgasm. (source)
- Our fear is used to fabricate images of the "other" as an enemy that must be destroyed. (source)
- To fabricate a mirrored sculpture for Mona Hatoum, he simply Googled for a reflection equation. (source)
- This is why the Iranian mullahs have been at pains to fabricate plausible cases against the MEK. (source)
- MELICH: Basically they ` re trying to fabricate a story to kind of make something look a little bit better. (source)
- They were supported by vast campaigns to "fabricate" consumers with "created wants," borrowing Veblen's terms. (source)
- COTTLE: ... there are so many better things to go after him on that you don't need to kind of fabricate a scandal. (source)
- He did not think in this language, so he had to fabricate what he needed, making his dialogue from patchwork, like a quilt. (source)
- There was no need to fabricate awe and a horrible reverence, for that came to him as it comes to all mortals who glimpse Her Dark Majesty. (source)
- Add to that the power needed to fabricate the enriched UF6 into fuel rods, and the resources needed to store the byproduct, reduced or depleted UF6. (source)
- Munchausen syndrome is the term for those who fabricate symptoms or intentionally induce illness in order to make themselves the center of attention. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Basically, if you ` re trying to fabricate a story to kind of make something look a little bit better, now is your time to tell me. (source)
- The only thing we know now that we didn't know before is that Mike Wise won't hesitate to fabricate a story if he thinks it will help him make some obvious point. (source)
- She is all leg and arm and happens to be too tall* for a normal bike, so Trek has agreed to design and fabricate something that will be a perfect match for her frame and needs. (source)
- Foreclosure mills cut costs for banks by cutting corners -- when they can't compile the documentation needed to push families out of their homes right now, they simply fabricate the documents. (source)
- What Bloomberg actually did is fabricate public opinion information on a highly contested public policy issue that is currently being considered in some form by all three branches of government. (source)
- "It can't be in the interests of the stabilization of the financial markets to fabricate an alleged weakness through an artificial intensifying of capital requirements," the banking associations wrote. (source)
- It's time for the media -- all of them, broadcasters on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, as well as newspapers and magazines -- to report news and not fabricate "what ifs" to satisfy their ratings. (source)
- They also found that Mr. Khabou had received a note, faxed from an IHH office, in which the sender sought help obtaining visa stamps necessary to fabricate fake Moroccan passports, the French officials said. (source)
- The perception that this garbled, out of context recording may leave is unfortunate, but to allege that our staff was discussing or planning to create or fabricate stories regarding candidate Miller is absurd. (source)
- A rep for Bieber responded to the claims with the following statement to TVGuide.com: While we haven't yet seen the lawsuit, it's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false claims. (source)
- So when people rightfully speak out against this Obamination of a bill, the Dems want to censor their free speech, fabricate lies, and condone violence - as long as it is directed agasint a Republican or any conservative. (source)
- Now, all that was needed was to show the court that the officer had the ability to fabricate, which is based on the thing that most prosecutors use to establish his credibility; that is, his education, training, and experience. (source)
- Farnborough chatter included aerostructures as also on the shopping list, meaning companies that fabricate fuselages, engine nacelles, wings and other key structural parts, not just on commercial airliners but also business and regional jets as well as helicopters and UAVs. (source)
- The Kremlin took history so seriously that it created a massive bureaucracy to control it, to fabricate its language and content, so that murderous and arbitrary purges became a "triumph over enemies and foreign spies," the reigning tyrant a "Friend to All Children, the Great Mountain Eagle." (source)
- The US has been staying in a war for more than a year since senate Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee bottled up information that showed the administration knew that evidence they cited as reasons to go to war was provided by a source who was known to "fabricate" bogus information. (source)
- At this stage of the game, genuine leftists should actually hope and pray that the 'Birthers' unearth (or fabricate) evidence that BarackObama was not born in the US, because every day that passes thisWall Street front-manis chipping away at what's left of the so-called progressive movement in America. (source)
- Only this afternoon, Police Commissioner Crabbe had inquired about a routine blackmail case, and simply because he'd mispronounced a name, Powell had been inspired to fabricate a dramatic account involving a make-believe crime, a daring midnight raid, and the heroism of an imaginary Lieutenant Kopenick. (source)
- Without oversight and regulation of the modification process the banks and servicers will make sure that this will not happen until entire savings and retirements are wiped out by continuing to fabricate numbers and offer homeowners false promises in the form of trial payments for the ever elusive permanent modification. (source)
- The way we used the geometry, however, is a bit different from how Fuller did, in that we were able to use modern computer-aided geometries, structural calculations and wind analysis in our design to make the more complex shapes we needed, and to use computer - "CnC" tooling to fabricate the unique angles and shapes required. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "fabricate" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 38 synonyms for fabricate.
assemble, brainstorm, build, cobble up, compose, concoct, construct, contrive, cook up, create, devise, dream up, erect, fashion, fit together, form, formulate, frame, head trip, invent, join, knock together, make, make up, mix, organize, piece together, prefab, produce, put together, shape, structure, think up, throw together, throw up, turn out, whip up, whomp up
We have 11 antonyms for fabricate.
break, demolish, destroy, disarrange, divide, neglect, raze, ruin, separate, tell truth, wreck
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fabricate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To make; create.
- (verb-transitive) To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts: fabricate small boats.
- (verb-transitive) To concoct in order to deceive: fabricated an excuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
- (verb) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.
- (verb) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
- (verb) (cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build.
- (verb-transitive) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce.
- (verb-transitive) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To frame; build; construct; form into a whole by joining the parts; form by art and labor; manufacture; make; produce: as, to fabricate a bridge or a ship; to fabricate woolens.
- (None) To invent or contrive; devise falsely; concoct; forge: as, to fabricate a lie or a story; to fabricate a report.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) make up something artificial or untrue
- (verb) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts