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"fabricate" in British English

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fabricateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfæb.rɪ.keɪt/
to ​invent or ​produce something ​false in ​order to ​deceive someone: He was late, so he fabricated an ​excuse to ​avoidtrouble. He ​claims that the ​police fabricated ​evidence against him.
fabrication
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌfæb.rɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
The ​evidence he gave in ​court was a complete fabrication.
(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 ​stealingmoney.
fabrication
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   us   /ˈfæbrɪkeɪt/
PRODUCTION to ​manufacture something: Techniques for fabricating ​microchips on ​circuits are ​advancing all the ​time. The company's ​mainbusiness is fabricating metal ​parts for the ​aerospaceindustry.
to ​invent a story or ​create a ​piece of ​falseevidence 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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