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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

    tidy sum, smother, peck, mint, crush, plenty, lot, location, locating, localisation, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, mare's nest, press, jam, pile, muckle, fixture, mend, golf hole, electronic jamming, good deal, maw, fixing, mending, sight, gob, trap, deal, pickle, flock, stack, kettle of fish, fuddle, wad, messiness, hatful, mickle, hollow, heap, great deal, mess, repair, clutter, mess hall, mass, jamming, batch, yap, mountain, welter, spate, mussiness, slew, localization, jumble, cakehole, muss, muddle, reparation, pot

  2. fix(noun)

    something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug

    "she needed a fix of chocolate"

    repair, muddle, fixture, mending, jam, hole, locating, mend, kettle of fish, localization, reparation, location, pickle, localisation, fixing, mess

  3. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation(noun)

    the act of putting something in working order again

    darn, stamping ground, haunt, neutering, locating, hole, fastener, holdfast, fixedness, fixation, jam, fixture, mend, localisation, hangout, fixing, location, mending, habitue, altering, amends, fastening, kettle of fish, fastness, resort, mess, repair, secureness, regular, localization, pickle, fixity, muddle, reparation, patch

  4. fix(noun)

    an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear

    "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

    repair, muddle, fixture, mending, jam, hole, locating, mend, kettle of fish, localization, reparation, location, pickle, localisation, fixing, mess

  5. localization, localisation, location, locating, fix(verb)

    a determination of the place where something is

    "he got a good fix on the target"

    locating, fixing, kettle of fish, location, localisation principle, mend, localisation, localization, fixture, pickle, reparation, placement, hole, localisation of function, mess, mending, localization principle, position, emplacement, repair, muddle, positioning, jam, localization of function

  6. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

    touch, furbish up, cook, desexualise, sterilize, ready, concern, prepare, get, set up, compensate, revivify, remediate, recompense, secure, pertain, sterilise, gear up, impact, mend, regenerate, vivify, amend, situate, have-to doe with, heal, make, fasten, determine, renovate, bushel, desexualize, reestablish, define, specify, rejuvenate, reconstruct, sophisticate, quicken, refer, desex, affect, unsex, fixate, resort, restore, relate, rectify, touch on, recreate, deposit, remedy, repair, pay back, doctor up, posit, bear on, bear upon, come to, animate, reanimate, limit, revive, restitute, set, pay off, reinstate, doctor, indemnify

  7. fasten, fix, secure(verb)

    cause to be firmly attached

    "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

    batten down, furbish up, desexualise, sterilize, ready, prepare, get, set up, stop up, cook, insure, secure, guarantee, sterilise, gear up, procure, mend, ensure, make, fasten, fixate, assure, bushel, desexualize, tighten, define, specify, plug, determine, desex, deposit, touch on, repair, pay back, batten, posit, unsex, situate, limit, restore, set, pay off, doctor

  8. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

    specialise, particularise, localize, restore, make, gear up, fructify, doctor, sterilise, coiffure, cook, mend, delimitate, delimit, mold, peg down, put, fixate, regulate, do, unsex, posit, condition, place, learn, countersink, arrange, make up one's mind, desexualise, set up, define, desexualize, pay back, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, trammel, localise, ascertain, mark, circumscribe, go under, square up, check, specify, correct, secure, nail down, repair, delineate, particularize, set, position, decide, touch on, find out, see, sic, square off, limit, jell, restrict, prepare, destine, situate, coiffe, find, throttle, deposit, furbish up, get, pose, pin down, influence, typeset, rig, sterilize, qualify, bound, determine, narrow, set apart, desex, narrow down, watch, go down, congeal, intend, assign, confine, fasten, pay off, bushel, stipulate, restrain, shape, settle, lay out, specialize, adjust, designate

  9. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat

    "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

    wee-wee, take, hit, bring in, desexualise, restore, construct, doctor, draw, stool, have, lay down, mend, piddle, hold, desex, piss, constitute, fudge, do, reach, earn, stimulate, get to, shit, pay back, posit, name, falsify, fixate, define, make water, progress to, create, crap, take a shit, pretend, cook, gain, ready, defecate, establish, pee, realize, train, make up, specify, bushel, develop, sterilise, give, unsex, attain, relieve oneself, pull in, set, wee, induce, form, spend a penny, touch on, make, gear up, limit, fake, prepare, micturate, deposit, furbish up, take in, machinate, organise, repair, score, get, secure, build, situate, make believe, throw, pass water, arrive at, pee-pee, sterilize, set up, ca-ca, devise, misrepresent, determine, puddle, take a crap, clear, produce, nominate, groom, educate, manipulate, organize, take a leak, fasten, pay off, desexualize, cause, urinate, get up, wangle, work, realise, seduce

  10. pay back, pay off, get, fix(verb)

    take vengeance on or get even

    "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"

    desexualize, take, desexualise, restore, make, gear up, mystify, experience, develop, draw, cook, have, mend, become, desex, sustain, ready, receive, scram, unsex, amaze, stimulate, sire, limit, posit, drive, engender, go, pay back, get under one's skin, stick, suffer, fixate, beat, pay, set about, get down, incur, make up, contract, bring forth, grow, specify, dumbfound, stupefy, start, fasten, arrest, beget, liquidate, sterilise, secure, repair, bring, bewilder, sterilize, mother, buy off, father, buzz off, catch, touch on, let, obtain, redeem, puzzle, flummox, repay, compensate, set, get, generate, prepare, capture, find, deposit, define, furbish up, baffle, produce, start out, pose, vex, situate, aim, induce, perplex, gravel, begin, fetch, set up, reward, determine, commence, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, pay off, bushel, bugger off, cause, doctor, nonplus

  11. fix(verb)

    set or place definitely

    "Let's fix the date for the party!"

    unsex, ready, desex, posit, mend, pay back, set, furbish up, gear up, set up, sterilize, restore, bushel, touch on, sterilise, determine, define, desexualise, specify, cook, doctor, get, fasten, pay off, make, repair, deposit, situate, fixate, limit, secure, desexualize, prepare

  12. fix(verb)

    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

    unsex, ready, desex, posit, mend, pay back, set, furbish up, gear up, set up, sterilize, restore, bushel, touch on, sterilise, determine, define, desexualise, specify, cook, doctor, get, fasten, pay off, make, repair, deposit, situate, fixate, limit, secure, desexualize, prepare

  13. fixate, fix(verb)

    make fixed, stable or stationary

    "let's fix the picture to the frame"

    furbish up, desexualise, sterilize, ready, prepare, get, set up, cook, secure, sterilise, gear up, mend, make, fasten, fixate, bushel, desexualize, define, specify, determine, desex, deposit, touch on, repair, pay back, posit, settle on, unsex, situate, limit, restore, set, pay off, doctor

  14. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix(verb)

    make infertile

    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

    furbish up, desexualise, sterilize, ready, prepare, get, set up, cook, make, secure, sterilise, gear up, mend, unsex, fasten, determine, bushel, desexualize, define, specify, desex, fixate, deposit, touch on, repair, pay back, posit, situate, limit, restore, set, pay off, doctor

  15. fix(verb)

    influence an event or its outcome by illegal means

    "fix a race"

    unsex, ready, desex, posit, mend, pay back, set, furbish up, gear up, set up, sterilize, restore, bushel, touch on, sterilise, determine, define, desexualise, specify, cook, doctor, get, fasten, pay off, make, repair, deposit, situate, fixate, limit, secure, desexualize, prepare

  16. situate, fix, posit, deposit(verb)

    put (something somewhere) firmly

    "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

    furbish up, desexualise, stick, sterilize, ready, put forward, prepare, get, set up, cook, secure, sterilise, bank, gear up, mend, state, make, fasten, fixate, bushel, desexualize, define, specify, postulate, lodge, determine, desex, deposit, touch on, repair, pay back, posit, locate, unsex, situate, limit, wedge, submit, restore, set, pay off, doctor

  17. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set(verb)

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

    "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

    localize, restore, organise, fructify, doctor, secure, cook, mend, touch on, launch, desex, jell, entrap, put, fixate, do, go under, congeal, effect, frame, place, pay back, posit, install, set up, define, countersink, raise, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, found, specify, mark, arrange, establish, correct, fasten, train, effectuate, bushel, develop, sterilise, unsex, sterilize, set, desexualise, devise, make, sic, gear up, limit, get, prepare, put together, situate, coiffe, deposit, tack, furbish up, machinate, repair, pose, pitch, position, assemble, piece, rear, put in, typeset, rig, instal, order, ensnare, determine, coiffure, groom, erect, go down, put up, educate, organize, pay off, desexualize, localise, get up, lay out, adjust, tack together


  1. fix(verb)

    doctor, rig, desex, castrate, neuter, spay

  2. fix(verb)

    To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.

    That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.

    doctor, spay, castrate, desex, neuter, rig

  3. fix(verb)

    To attach; to affix; to hold in place.

    It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!

    spay, doctor, rig, castrate, neuter, desex

  4. fix(verb)

    To mend, to repair.

    That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.

    spay, castrate, doctor, neuter, rig, desex

  5. fix(verb)

    To prepare (food).

    She fixed dinner for the kids.

    castrate, desex, rig, neuter, doctor, spay

  6. fix(verb)

    To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion\uE000112363

    A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.

    doctor, rig, castrate, spay, desex, neuter

  7. fix(verb)

    To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.

    Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.

    spay, rig, doctor, desex, neuter, castrate

  8. fix(verb)

    To map a (point or subset) to itself.

    neuter, spay, desex, castrate, rig, doctor

  9. fix(verb)

    To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.

    He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.

    neuter, rig, desex, spay, doctor, castrate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fix

    Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.

    bind, compel, engage, fasten, fetter, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle, tie

    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fix(v. a.)

    set, place, establish, plant, fasten, make firm or stable

  2. fix(v. a.)

    attach, tie, make fast

  3. fix(v. a.)

    determine, define, limit, appoint, settle

  4. fix(v. a.)

    rivet, direct steadily

  5. fix(v. a.)

    solidify, consolidate

  6. fix(v. a.)

    [Vulgarly so used in the U. S.] arrange, adjust, set in order, put in order, put to rights, set to rights

  7. fix(n.)

    [colloquial, U. S.] predicament, dilemma, plight, PICKLE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fix(n)

    dilemma, predicament, plight, quandary

    extrication, release

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How to use fix in a sentence?

  1. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin:

    Many of the restaurants are just beginning to open up and have said that they'd really like to hold the money, they can't do that ; that's not something we can do. But we'll look at a technical fix.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    Those are the things that I got elected to do, those are the things that are within our purview in Congress. So I'm working on making sure that we make good on our promises and fix people's problems. That's what's in my control, and that's what I'm focused on.

  3. Van Huss:

    I don’t trust the University of Tennessee to fix this, i don’t want to micromanage the university, but when they have shown again and again and again that they are incapable of fixing it on their own – I’ve got to step in.

  4. Doug Ford:

    I made a promise to parents that we would fix the broken education system we inherited, get back to basics, and teach our children the math fundamentals they need for lifelong success.

  5. Michael McDonald:

    The hope from the reform groups was that you would just be able to wave a wand over the entire country and fix all the gerrymanders.

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Translations for fix

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  • أصلح, صلحArabic
  • доза, дилема, закрепванеBulgarian
  • arreglarCatalan, Valencian
  • spravit, opravitCzech
  • rette opDanish
  • anhängen, machen, befestigen, kastrieren, Dilemma, sterilisieren, Reparatur, zubereiten, reparieren, match-fixing, fixieren, manipulieren, Ortung, vorbereiten, flicken, anheftenGerman
  • διορθώνωGreek
  • fiksi, ripariEsperanto
  • dosis, aprieto, preparar, arreglar, fijar, capar, amañar, reparar, localización, componerSpanish
  • بازسازی, تعمیر, تعمیر کردن, تنگناPersian
  • kiinnittää, leikata, korjata, sopia, dilemma, pulma, korjaus, tehdä, valmistaaFinnish
  • dose, fixer, réparer, réparationFrench
  • deisighIrish
  • duilgheadas, staingScottish Gaelic
  • תיקןHebrew
  • riparazione, dilemma, aggiustare, situazione, guaio, Sterilizzare, dose, soluzione, sistemazioneItalian
  • 直す, 治す, 固定, 据える, 修理Japanese
  • ជួសជុលKhmer
  • 고치다Korean
  • reconcinno, restituo, reficio, sarcioLatin
  • ngahu, whakapai, tapiMāori
  • fikse, bøte, reparere, vøleNorwegian
  • reparerenDutch
  • bøte, reparere, reparera, bøta, fiksa, vøla, fikse, vøleNorwegian Nynorsk
  • knipe, fikse, dilemma, ordne, fiksere, skudd, gjelde, reparasjon, fix, festeNorwegian
  • naprawiać, przygotowywaćPolish
  • preparar, reparação, dose, fixar, consertarPortuguese
  • устанавливать, исправля́ть, ремонти́ровать, фиксировать, чини́тьRussian
  • ordna, fästa, fix, fixa, åtgärdaSwedish
  • tamir etmekTurkish
  • 固定Chinese

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