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confabulate

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Verb (intransitive)
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con=fab=u=late

CIDE DICTIONARY

confabulatev. i. [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.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

confabulate, v.intr.
1 converse, chat.
2 Psychol. fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for the loss of memory.

Derivative
confabulation n. confabulatory adj.
Etymology
L confabulari (as com-, fabulari f. fabula tale)

ROGET THESAURUS

confabulate

Conversation

VB talk together, converse, confabulate, hold on a conversation, carry on a conversation, join in a conversation, engage in a conversation, put in a word, shine in conversation, bandy words, parley, palaver, chat, gossip, tattle, prate, powwow, discourse with, confer with, commune with, commerce with, hold converse, hold conference, hold intercourse, talk it over, be closeted with, talk with one in private, tete-a-tete.


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