Definition of Confabulate

1. Verb. Unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory.

Category relationships: Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Psychopathology
Generic synonyms: Cook Up, Fabricate, Invent, Make Up, Manufacture
Derivative terms: Confabulation



2. Verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information. "Sam cannot confabulate Sue "; "The men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

3. Verb. Have a conference in order to talk something over. "Sam wants to confabulate with Sue "; "We conferred about a plan of action"
Exact synonyms: Confab, Confer, Consult
Generic synonyms: Discuss, Hash Out, Talk Over
Specialized synonyms: Collogue
Derivative terms: Confab, Confabulation, Conferee, Conference, Conference, Consultation, Consultation

Definition of Confabulate

1. v. i. To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle.

Definition of Confabulate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To speak casually with; to chat. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To confer. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive psychology) To fabricate memories in order to fill gaps in one's memory. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confabulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confabulate

cones
conessi
conessines
conexus
conexus intertendineus
coney
coneys
conf
conf.
confab
confabbed
confabbing
confabs
confabular
confabulate (current term)
confabulated
confabulates
confabulating
confabulation
confabulations
confabulator
confabulators
confabulatory
confarreate
confarreation
confated
confect
confected
confecting

Literary usage of Confabulate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced by John Bartlett (1906)
"I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no. Pairing Time Anticipated. Misses ! the tale that I relate This lesson seems to carry, ..."

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