Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fix

5 senses of fix

Sense 1
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish -- (informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 2
fix -- (something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate")
       => intravenous injection -- (an injection into a vein)

Sense 3
repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation -- (the act of putting something in working order again)
       => improvement -- (the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property")

Sense 4
fix -- (an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers")
       => exemption, immunity, granting immunity -- (an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution")

Sense 5
localization, localisation, location, locating, fix -- (a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target")
       => determination, finding -- (the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fix

12 senses of fix

Sense 1
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on -- (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 2
fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 3
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit -- (decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 4
cook, fix, ready, make, prepare -- (prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 5
pay back, pay off, get, fix -- (take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him")
       => get even, get back -- (take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even")

Sense 6
fix -- (set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!")
       => establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")

Sense 7
fix -- (kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study)
       => fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")

Sense 8
fixate, fix -- (make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 9
sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix -- (make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized")
       => operate on, operate -- (perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life")

Sense 10
fix -- (influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; "fix a race")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 11
situate, fix, posit, deposit -- (put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 12
fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set -- (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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