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VERB (3)

1. unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory;

2. talk socially without exchanging too much information;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "We conferred about a plan of action"
[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. [1913 Webster] I shall not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

confabulate 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]