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English verb: fixate

1. fixate (social) attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way


SamplesHe fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)attach, bind, bond, tie

2. fixate (perception) pay attention to exclusively and obsessively


SamplesThe media are fixating on Princess Diana's death.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advert, attend, give ear, hang, pay heed

3. fixate (change) make fixed, stable or stationary


SamplesLet's fix the picture to the frame.


Synonymsfix


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach

4. fixate (change) become fixed (on)


SamplesHer eyes fixated on a point on the horizon.


Synonymssettle on


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)freeze, stop dead









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