confabulate

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See also: confabúlate

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin cōnfābulārī +‎ -ate.

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confabulate (third-person singular simple present confabulates, present participle confabulating, simple past and past participle confabulated)

  1. (intransitive) To speak casually with; to chat.
    Synonym: confab
  2. (intransitive) To confer.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, psychology) To fabricate memories in order to fill gaps in one's memory.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

confabulate

  1. inflection of confabulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

confabulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of confabulato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

cōnfābulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of cōnfābulātus

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

confabulate

  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of confabularse