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confabulate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confabulate 
  v  1:  chew  the  fat;  shoot  the  breeze  [syn:  {chat},  {confab},  {chitchat}, 
  {chatter},  {chaffer},  {natter},  {gossip},  {jaw},  {claver}, 
  {visit}] 
  2:  have  a  conference  in  order  to  talk  something  over  [syn:  {confer}, 
  {confab},  {consult}] 




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