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Synonyms for confabulate

to engage in spoken exchange

Synonyms for confabulate

unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory

have a conference in order to talk something over

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When subjects are asked to explain their actions, they often confabulate, offering "post hoc misattributions" for such behavior, perhaps in efforts to either defend or promote themselves.
Hurd, the New Jersey Supreme Court, based upon its review of the scientific data, summarized the dangers it believed to be inherent in the hypnotic process: the subject's extreme suggestibility, loss of critical judgment, tendency to confabulate, and excessive confidence in his or her new "memories.
Nevertheless, the conference was adamant in ensuring that all Swiss students can fluently confabulate in at least two of the country's four official languages.
53-71), and short of defensible theories of how our cognitive kinematics and dynamics are organised and take place, we at best confabulate about the nature of our subjectivity (Churchland, P.
The Congress president did not see her so Bibi has done the only thing she could do -- confabulate with Charak.
122) The mentally ill possess a range of psychiatric symptoms that make them more likely to agree with, suggest, or confabulate false and misleading information to detectives during police interrogations.
show for Bell, joined forces with Confabulate Ltd to bring their show to a new web-based audience, ahead of his forthcoming speaking tour.
These experiments and many others show how people's conscious rationalization engine will confabulate explanations for actions whose actual motivation and cause are unknown.
The end of December is not only Kwanzaa-time but also the time when most academic fraternities gather to confabulate, filling one or more large hotels or convention centers with their vaporings, job offers, and sundry bits of professional business.
In this novel the young men who confabulate by campfires sometimes have to plumb their memories for the missing Czech word or substitute an Americanism when nothing else fits.