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[fab-ri-keyt] /ˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt/

verb (used with object), fabricated, fabricating.
to make by art or skill and labor; construct:
The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
to make by assembling parts or sections.
to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).
verb (transitive)
to make, build, or construct
to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
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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