from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To engage in the composition of fables or stories, especially those in which the element of fantasy comes into heavy play: "a land which . . . had given itself up to dreaming, to fabulating, to tale-telling” ( Lawrence Durrell).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A folk story that is not entirely believable.
- n. A folk story that is told for entertainment, and not intended to be taken as true.
- v. To tell invented stories, often those that involve fantasy, such as fables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fable.
Oh Anni adn Catena, ai woz nawt tehre to congr-fabulate u on ur ty fur teh furvestfromlarst spawt.
If you want someone to fabulate together an excact dollar figure, you will have to go to someone more dishonest than me.
Poet and storyteller both fabulate in order to produce true pictures of reality - reality as it is, or as it seems to them to be.
People who commit these falsehoods may be people of talent, and, as Goethe says of himself, may have "desire to fabulate."