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Definition 1: become fixed (on) - [verb of change]

Samples where fixate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon

Synonyms for fixate in the sense of this definition

(fixate is a kind of ...) stop moving or become immobilized

"When he saw the police car he froze"

Definition 2: make fixed, stable or stationary - [verb of change]

Samples where fixate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's fix the picture to the frame

Synonyms for fixate in the sense of this definition

(fixate is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 3: pay attention to exclusively and obsessively - [verb of perception]

Samples where fixate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death

(fixate is a kind of ...) give heed (to)

"The children in the audience attended the recital quietly" "She hung on his every word" "They attended to everything he said"

Samples where fixate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(fixate is a kind of ...) create social or emotional ties

"The grandparents want to bond with the child"

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