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fix

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fix

  1. 1 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <what a fix we're in!> Synonyms bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, predicament, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampRelated Words difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait

  2. 2 something given or promised in order to improperly influence a person's conduct or decision <caught the judge on video accepting the fix from the mob boss> Synonyms backhander [British], boodle, cumshaw, bribe, sopRelated Words baksheesh, kickback, payoff; slush fund; incentive, incitement, instigation, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulation, stimulus; boost, encouragement, goad, inducement; allurement, bait, enticement, lure, seduction, temptation, turn-on; flattery, persuasion; decoy, snare, trap

  3. 3 an opinion on the nature, character, or quality of something <what's your fix on the military situation over there?> Synonyms appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimate, evaluation, estimation, judgment (or judgement), value judgmentRelated Words aperçu, feeling, impression, notion, perception; confidence, faith, stock, trust; belief, conviction, mind, persuasion, sentiment, view; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory




fix

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fix

  1. 1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position <fixed my hair so that it would stop falling in my eyes> Synonyms depose, deposit, dispose, emplace, place, lay, position, put, set, set up, situate, stickRelated Words move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  2. 2 to cause (something) to hold to another <first, you need to fix those pieces of wood together> Synonyms affix, attach, bend, fastenRelated Words adhere, bolt, cinch, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, clip, glue, hang, harness, hasp, lace, lash, latch, nail, paste, pin, plaster, rivet, screw, shackle, staple, stick, strap, tack, tackle, tie, toggle, yoke; coapt, connect, join, link, unite; reaffix, reattach, refasten, refix, resecure; batten, belay, button, do upNear Antonyms break up, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; loose, loosen; unbind, unfix, unlash, untieAntonyms detach, undo, unfasten, unhook

  3. 3 to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of <make sure to fix the number of guests with the bride's family before drawing up a list of people from the groom's side> Synonyms agree (on), decide, arrange, set, settleRelated Words contract, pledge, promise; blueprint, calculate, chart, concert, design, draft, frame, hammer out, intrigue, lay out, maneuver, map (out), plan, program (also programme), schematize, scheme, shape, square away, work out; choose, conclude, determine, figure, opt, resolve; affirm, approve, authorize, clear, confirm, OK (or okay), sanction, warrant; close, complete, end, finalize, finish, round (off or out), wind up, wrap up; bargain, chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, negotiateNear Antonyms abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; differ (over), disagree (with); counter, debate, object, oppose, protest, resist; contest, dispute

  4. 4 to decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority <have we fixed a day for the party yet?> Synonyms designate, appoint, name, setRelated Words adopt, assign, choose, determine, establish, opt (for), pick, pin (down), prefer, select, settle, single (out), specify; arrange, coordinate, orchestrate; advertise, announce, declare, publish

  5. 5 to make ready in advance <would you mind fixing dinner tonight?> Synonyms fit, prepare, groom, lay, prep, readyRelated Words brace, fortify, gird, steel; batten, gather, gear up, mount; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, train, tutor; boot (up), prime; arrange, set, spread; arm, equip, forearm, furnish, outfit, provide, supply; incline, predispose; draft, draw up, frame; warm (up)

  6. 6 to put into good shape or working order again <have to fix the car before we can go> Synonyms doctor, mend, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revampRelated Words fix up, furbish, overhaul, rebuild, reconstruct, refurbish; aid, cure, heal, help; condition, prepare, ready; care (for), maintain, service; freshen, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive; adjust, correct, modify, rectify, redress, reform, right; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorateNear Antonyms blemish, break, damage, deface, disfigure, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, ruin, spoil, vandalize, wreck; cripple, disable, maim, mangle, mutilate

  7. 7 to put securely in place or in a desired position <fixed the mittens to the child's snowsuit> Synonyms anchor, catch, clamp, fasten, hitch, moor, secure, setRelated Words embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedgeNear Antonyms extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yankAntonyms loose, loosen, unfasten, unfix, unloose, unloosen

  8. 8 to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter <the image of what Santa Claus looks like is solidly fixed in our minds> Synonyms bed, embed (also imbed), enroot, entrench, impact, implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, rootRelated Words imbue, infuse, instill; beat (into), drive (into); establish, place, put, settle, stickNear Antonyms eliminate, eradicate; eject, expel; detach, disconnect, disengage, removeAntonyms dislodge, root (out), uproot

  9. 9 to remove the sex organs of <the animal shelter requires a pledge from the adoptive owner that they will have their new pet fixed> Synonyms alter, desex, neuterRelated Words castrate, emasculate, geld; spay; sterilize

  10. 10 to restore to a healthy condition <it took surgery and months of physical therapy to completely fix her bum knee> Synonyms cure, heal, mend, rehab, rehabilitate, set upRelated Words attend (to), care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, physic, treat; fortify, rejuvenate, renew, resuscitate, revitalize, revive; alleviate, relieve, remedy, repairNear Antonyms cripple, damage, disable, harm, hurt, impair, injure, lacerate, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, wound; afflict, ail, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, lay up, sap, sicken, waste, weaken




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