Meaning of “fabricate” in the English Dictionary

"fabricate" in English

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fabricateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfæb.rɪ.keɪt/ us /ˈfæb.rɪ.keɪt/
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌfæb.rɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfæb.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

The evidence he gave in court was a complete fabrication.
noun [ C ] /ˈfæb.rɪ.keɪ.tər/ /ˈfæb.rɪ.keɪ.t̬ɚ/

especially US

My father was a metal fabricator.

(Definition of “fabricate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fabricate" in American English

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fabricateverb [ T ]

us /ˈfæb·rɪˌkeɪt/

to invent or produce something in order to deceive:

She fabricated charges that her boss was stealing money.
noun [ C ] us /ˌfæb·rɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

That story is a complete fabrication.

(Definition of “fabricate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fabricate" in Business English

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fabricateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfæbrɪkeɪt/ us

PRODUCTION to manufacture something:

Techniques for fabricating microchips on circuits are advancing all the time.
The company's main business is fabricating metal parts for the aerospace industry.

to invent a story or create a piece of false evidence in order to deceive someone:

It turned out that all the qualifications in his application had been fabricated.

(Definition of “fabricate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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