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confabulate

(kən-făb′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. confabu·lated, confabu·lating, confabu·lates
Psychology To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.

con·fab′u·la′tion n.
con·fab′u·la′tor n.
con·fab′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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noting that questioning is unlikely to reveal confabulated facts because the previously hypnotized witness is convinced those facts are true); Borawick v.
Gray fails to note that the factual datum which, it is assumed, "actually does occur in real experience", is itself a prior representation, confabulated in order to feed the appetite for an assumed otherness that is exotically "real" but nevertheless representationally disciplinable.
But just because The Washington Monthly does not itself make money is no reason for the magazine to have such confabulated opinions about enterprises that do.
In this background, Debi confabulated with the BJP leaders.
Although this study demonstrates that individuals report forgetting and remembering sexual abuse that actually occurred, it provides no information about the likelihood that individuals who have never been abused may recover distorted or confabulated memories.
Actually, it was half a day - a trial of less than four hours and in which no evidence corroborated the defendant's confabulated confessions.
The myth as Erie sees it is that the Irish confabulated the Democratic party in the nineteenth century by the same means that the British employed to man their armies and navy: instead of conscripting able, fit recruits from all levels of society, they lured the mentally infirm and financially distressed from the oppressed lower classes into service with small bribes from the public purse.