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Definition 1: talk socially without exchanging too much information - [verb of communication]

Samples where confabulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Synonyms for confabulate in the sense of this definition

(confabulate is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

(... is a kind of confabulate ) talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

Definition 2: have a conference in order to talk something over - [verb of communication]

Samples where confabulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We conferred about a plan of action

Synonyms for confabulate in the sense of this definition

(confabulate is a kind of ...) speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

"We discussed our household budget"

(... is a kind of confabulate ) confer secretly

Definition 3: unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory - [verb of creation]

(confabulate is a kind of ...) concoct something artificial or untrue

(confabulate belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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