verb (used with object), fab·ri·cat·ed, fab·ri·cat·ing.

  1. to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
  2. to make by assembling parts or sections.
  3. to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
  4. to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).

verb (tr)

  1. to make, build, or construct
  2. to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
  3. to fake or forge

mid-15c., “to fashion, make, build,” from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricare “make, construct, fashion, build,” from fabrica (see fabric). In bad sense of “to tell a lie,” etc., it is recorded by 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating.

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