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")

Antonyms of adj fixed

4 senses of fixed

Sense 1
fixed -- ((of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value)

INDIRECT (VIA determinate) -> indeterminate, undetermined -- (not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance; "of indeterminate age"; "a zillion is a large indeterminate number"; "an indeterminate point of law"; "the influence of environment is indeterminate"; "an indeterminate future")

Sense 2
fixed, set, rigid -- (fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain")

INDIRECT (VIA nonmoving) -> moving -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")

Sense 3
fixed (vs. unfixed) -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")

unfixed (vs. fixed) -- (not firmly placed or set or fastened)
        => detached, free -- (not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran")
        => floating (prenominal) -- ((of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney")
        => unfirm, unsteady -- (not firmly or solidly positioned; "climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder"; "an unfirm stance")

Sense 4
fixed, frozen -- (incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; "living on fixed incomes")

INDIRECT (VIA unchangeable) -> changeable, changeful -- (such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices")

Similarity of adj fixed

4 senses of fixed

Sense 1
fixed -- ((of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value)
       => determinate (vs. indeterminate) -- (precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause; "a determinate distance"; "a determinate number"; "determinate variations in animals")

Sense 2
fixed, set, rigid -- (fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain")
       => nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving -- (not in motion)

Sense 3
fixed (vs. unfixed) -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")
       => fast, firm, immobile -- (securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car")
       => geostationary -- (of or having a geosynchronous orbit such that the position in such an orbit is fixed with respect to the earth; "a geostationary satellite")
       => geosynchronous -- (of or having an orbit with a fixed period of 24 hours (although the position in the orbit may not be fixed with respect to the earth))
       => leaded -- ((of panes of glass) fixed in place by means of thin strips of lead; "leaded windowpanes")
       => stationary -- (not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery")
       => taped -- (secured or held in place by tape; "carefully taped pieces of glass served as a windowpane")
       => unadjustable -- (not adjustable)
          Also See-> secure#3

Sense 4
fixed, frozen -- (incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; "living on fixed incomes")
       => unchangeable (vs. changeable) -- (not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life")

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