HyperDic: confabulate

English > 3 senses of the word confabulate:
VERBcreationconfabulateunconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
communicationconfabulate, chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visittalk socially without exchanging too much information
communicationconfabulate, confer, confab, consulthave a conference in order to talk something over
English > confabulate: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningunconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Broaderfabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, inventmake up something artificial or untrue
Nounsconfabulation(psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
English > confabulate: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningtalk socially without exchanging too much information.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymschew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit
Narrowershmooze, shmoose, schmooze, schmoose, jawbonetalk / talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
Broaderconverse, discoursecarry on a conversation
Spanishcharlar, chatear, chat, chismear, confabularse, cotillear, garlar, parlar, parlotear, platicar, visitar
Catalanconfabular-se, conversar, fer un xat, garlar, parlotejar, petar, visitar, xafardejar, xarrar, xatejar, xerrar
Nounsconfabulationan informal conversation
English > confabulate: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningHave a conference in order to talk something over.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsconfer, confab, consult
Narrowercollogueconfer secretly
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishacordar, confabular, conferenciar, conferir, consultar, debatir
Catalanacordar, confabular, conferir, consultar
Nounsconfabulationan informal conversation

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