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Synonyms for fixate
ˈfɪk seɪtfix·ate

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  1. fixateverb

    attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way

    "He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"

    Synonyms:
    fix, settle on

  2. fixateverb

    pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

    "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"

    Synonyms:
    fix, settle on

  3. fixate, fixverb

    make fixed, stable or stationary

    "let's fix the picture to the frame"

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

  4. fixate, settle onverb

    become fixed (on)

    "Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon"

    Synonyms:
    fix, settle on

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How to use fixate in a sentence?

  1. Kathleen Cullen:

    Ballet dancers often whip their head around during each turn to fixate a visual reference. Similarly, at the end of the spin, athletes will fixate their eyes at a specific spot on the wall to provide a fixed reference.

  2. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The 3 billion euro IPA fund proposal is no longer on the table as we have said we will not accept it, as for fresh resources, we're talking about a 3 billion euro amount in the first stage. But we don’t want to fixate on this because the requirements may go up, and the assessment for this would need to be done annually.


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