[syn: confer, confabulate, confab, consult]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]