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fix·ate

 (fĭk′sāt′)
v. fix·at·ed, fix·at·ing, fix·ates
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause (a person or the eyes) to look at or pay attention to something steadily: "My eyes were fixated on his playful, deep-set brown eyes" (Bernard Lown).
b. To focus one's eyes or attention on: "When you fixate the closer of the two fingers, the one further away is seen double" (Robert F. Schmidt and Gerhard Thews).
2. To command the attention of exclusively or repeatedly; preoccupy obsessively: "TV and newspapers were fixated on high-technology as the solution to almost everything" (Jay Walljasper).
3. Psychology
a. To cause to become emotionally attached in an immature or pathological manner.
b. In classical psychoanalysis, to cause (the libido) to be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
v.intr.
1. To focus the eyes or attention.
2. Psychology
a. To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
b. To be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
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fixate

(ˈfɪkseɪt)
vb
1. to become or cause to become fixed
2. to direct the eye or eyes at a point in space so that the image of the point falls on the centre (fovea) of the eye or eyes
3. (Psychology) psychol to engage in fixation
4. (tr; usually passive) informal to obsess or preoccupy
[C19: from Latin fixus fixed + -ate1]
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fix•ate

(ˈfɪk seɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to fix; make stable or stationary.
2. to concentrate one's attention on.
v.i.
3. to concentrate one's attention (often followed by on).
4. to develop a fixation.
[1880–85; < Latin fix(us) fixed, firm (see fix) + -ate1]
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fixate


Past participle: fixated
Gerund: fixating

Imperative
fixate
fixate
Present
I fixate
you fixate
he/she/it fixates
we fixate
you fixate
they fixate
Preterite
I fixated
you fixated
he/she/it fixated
we fixated
you fixated
they fixated
Present Continuous
I am fixating
you are fixating
he/she/it is fixating
we are fixating
you are fixating
they are fixating
Present Perfect
I have fixated
you have fixated
he/she/it has fixated
we have fixated
you have fixated
they have fixated
Past Continuous
I was fixating
you were fixating
he/she/it was fixating
we were fixating
you were fixating
they were fixating
Past Perfect
I had fixated
you had fixated
he/she/it had fixated
we had fixated
you had fixated
they had fixated
Future
I will fixate
you will fixate
he/she/it will fixate
we will fixate
you will fixate
they will fixate
Future Perfect
I will have fixated
you will have fixated
he/she/it will have fixated
we will have fixated
you will have fixated
they will have fixated
Future Continuous
I will be fixating
you will be fixating
he/she/it will be fixating
we will be fixating
you will be fixating
they will be fixating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fixating
you have been fixating
he/she/it has been fixating
we have been fixating
you have been fixating
they have been fixating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fixating
you will have been fixating
he/she/it will have been fixating
we will have been fixating
you will have been fixating
they will have been fixating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fixating
you had been fixating
he/she/it had been fixating
we had been fixating
you had been fixating
they had been fixating
Conditional
I would fixate
you would fixate
he/she/it would fixate
we would fixate
you would fixate
they would fixate
Past Conditional
I would have fixated
you would have fixated
he/she/it would have fixated
we would have fixated
you would have fixated
they would have fixated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fixate - attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way; "He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"
bind, bond, attach, tie - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
2.fixate - pay attention to exclusively and obsessively; "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"
advert, give ear, pay heed, attend, hang - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
3.fixate - make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
attach - cause to be attached
4.fixate - become fixed (on); "Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon"
freeze, stop dead - stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
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Translations
fikseeratafiksoituakatsekeskittyäkiinnittää

fixate

[fɪkˈseɪt]
A. VT [+ point] → fijar la atención en
B. VI to fixate on sth/sbobsesionarse con algo/algn
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fixate

vt (ortho, form) fijar; vi (psych, etc.) obsesionarse
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