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Confabulate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONFABULATE, v.i. [L., to tell. See Fable.] To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle.
If birds confabulate or no. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
2: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit]
3: have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action" [syn: confer, confabulate, confab, consult]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin confabulatus, past participle of confabulari, from com- + fabulari to talk, from fabula story more at fable Date: circa 1604 1. to talk informally ; chat 2. to hold a discussion ; confer 3. to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication confabulation noun confabulator noun confabulatory adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. 1 converse, chat. 2 Psychol. fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for the loss of memory. Derivatives: confabulation n. confabulatory adj. Etymology: L confabulari (as com-, fabulari f. fabula tale)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Confabulate Con*fab"u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Confabulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Confabulating.] [L. confabulatus, p. p. of confabulary, to converse together; con- + fabulary to speak, fr. fabula. See Fable.] To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle. I shall not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no. --Cowper.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. (Rare.) Chat, prattle, chatter, prate, babble, gossip, talk freely, have a free and easy talk.



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