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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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com story about it confabulated some non-existent results.
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Upon the announcement of my talk, rumor has it, the faculty at Benton confabulated, and somewhere along the line it was understood that one professor from the department would attend.
His description of this confabulated "new class" is an interesting example of projection: It says much more about himself than it does about the people he purports to describe.
He turns his emotional cathexes into persons, he peoples the world with them and meets his internal mental processes again outside himself in just the same way as that intelligent paranoiac, Schreber, found a reflection of the attachments and detachments of his libido in the vicissitudes of his confabulated rays of God.
31) Even the seventeen-year-olds, however, were suggestible, and a third of them confabulated answers.
It is because the ethos of New Labour is confabulated around the image of the 'big project', that big means better, that big is impressive, that big means business.
It is a safe bet that the ancient Greeks or citizens of the Middle Ages would have confabulated quite different reasons for their actions than do modern subjects.