HyperDic: fixate

English > 4 senses of the word fixate:
VERBsocialfixateattach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
perceptionfixatepay attention to exclusively and obsessively
changefixate, fixmake fixed, stable or stationary
changefixate, settle onbecome fixed (on)
fixate > pronunciation
Soundsfih'ksey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > fixate: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningattach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"
Broaderbind, tie, attach, bondcreate social or emotional ties
Nounsfixationan unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone
English > fixate: 4 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningpay attention to exclusively and obsessively.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Broaderattend, hang, advert, pay heed, give earGive heed (to)
Nounsfixationan unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone
English > fixate: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake fixed, stable or stationary.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymfix
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishfijar
Catalanfixar
Nounsfixation(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
fixationthe activity of fastening something firmly in position
English > fixate: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome fixed (on).
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon"
Synonymsettle on
Broaderfreeze, stop deadstop moving or become immobilized
Catalanfixar

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