Synonyms for fix

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fiks
Phonetic Transcription : fɪks

Top 10 synonyms for fix Other synonyms for the word fix

Définition of fix

Origin :
  • late 14c., "set (one's eyes or mind) on something," probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe "fixed," from Latin fixus "fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled," past participle of figere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *dhigw- "to stick, to fix."
  • Sense of "fasten, attach" is c.1400; that of "settle, assign" is pre-1500 and evolved into "adjust, arrange" (1660s), then "repair" (1737). Sense of "tamper with" (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for "castrate a pet" it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.
  • noun difficult or ticklish situation
  • verb establish, make firm
  • verb determine, decide
  • verb mend, repair
  • verb prepare, plan ahead
  • verb focus on
  • verb cook a meal
  • verb manipulate, influence an event
  • verb wreak vengeance on
Example sentences :
  • Let me fix your hair and we'll hurry to Vinton's as fast as ever we can.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • It is difficult for me to fix positively the breadth of this Pass.
  • Extract from : « The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California » by Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
  • Go back and tell them it would take too great a risk to try to fix me.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Still he tried to fix the issue on the known unsavory reputation of the woman.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • In short, the difficulty is not to fix people, but to root them up.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • His sole ambition just now was to fix the crime definitely on the perpetrator.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Dry your eyes and tell me, and whatever it is I'll fix it all right and happily for you.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Peter, I'll just kneel and kiss your hands if you can fix this for me.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Now we must go back to where Bwana Marefu can come to fix my eyes.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • What if he were to take Robinson's advice: fix up a bit and—marry?
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

Antonyms for fix

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