fasten implies an action such as tying, buttoning, nailing, locking, or otherwise securing.
fasten the reins to a post
fix usually implies a driving in, implanting, or embedding.
fixed the stake in the ground
attach suggests a connecting or uniting by a bond, link, or tie in order to keep things together.
attach the W-2 form here
affix implies an imposing of one thing on another by gluing, impressing, or nailing.
affix your address label here
He fixed the fence last weekend.
I need to fix this dent in my car.
People expect the schools to fix whatever is wrong with their kids.
All tables on the ship will be fixed to the floor.
The table was fixed firmly to the floor.
The scarf was fixed in place with a pin.
They haven't yet fixed the date of their wedding.
They fixed the price at $10.
Investigators are still attempting to fix the exact time of the accident. Noun
There's no easy fix to this problem.
The result was unexpected, and some people suspect a fix. See More
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Hospitals that don’t fix such problems risk losing the ability to bill federal insurance.
Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Nov. 2022 Against Army, where every possession matters, the Huskies will have to fix the problems (penalties, negative plays) that have led to drives stalling.
Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 18 Nov. 2022 That’s right: none of them is a way to fix problems in a relationship.
Quinn Rhodes, refinery29.com, 16 Nov. 2022 Leonard and the Colts had hoped his June surgery would fix the problems that have plagued his lower left leg dating back to his rookie season.The Indianapolis Star, 15 Nov. 2022 Arizona voters will have until Nov. 16 to fix any problems with their ballot for it to be counted, an elections official confirms to TIME.
Eric Cortellessa, Time, 11 Nov. 2022 But while desperate to fix macroeconomic problems, Ghana’s president did not mind complaining about traders slapping high margins on goods for fear of future higher costs.
Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 1 Nov. 2022 Credit Suisse sought to fix internal problems and began scaling back, leading to Thursday’s decision to separate CS First Boston.
Julie Steinberg, WSJ, 28 Oct. 2022 Louis reluctantly agrees with Daniel that Claudia wasn't enough to fix the fundamental problems between him and Lestat.
Sara Netzley, EW.com, 24 Oct. 2022
Missing your seasonal fix of Trans-Siberian Orchestra?al, 23 Nov. 2022 Attempts to crack down on rampant prescriptions sent street-drug prices soaring, driving many users to heroin in order to get their fix.
Wesley Lowery, Men's Health, 18 Nov. 2022 Reign isn’t that concerned with sticking to history, so don’t take the plot as truth; but the four-season show is a great way to get your fix of drama and romance.
Claudia Guthrie, ELLE, 18 Nov. 2022 Get your daily caffeine fix with the Ninja DualBrew Grounds & Pods Coffee Maker, which delivers Classic, Rich, or Over-Ice brews from your favorite brands.
Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 15 Nov. 2022 Come 2023, Utahns may need to visit Rasmussen’s YouTube cooking channel to get their Les Madeleines fix — for now.
Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 Many might prefer -- for good reason -- an evening at the Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin watching the Triple-A Aviators for their baseball fix.Arkansas Online, 14 Nov. 2022 No longer, says Roku, will sports fans have to click through multiple apps or channels to get their sporting fix.
John Archer, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 It’s all part of a strategy to keep NBC News relevant in an age of declining linear TV viewership, with Roku boxes and Amazon Fire sticks becoming the way consumers get their TV fix, rather than the cable box or antenna.
Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English fixen, derivative of fix "firmly placed," borrowed from Latin fīxus "firmly established, unchangeable," for earlier fīctus, past participle of fīgere "to drive in, insert, fasten," going back to Indo-European *dheigw- "pierce," whence also Lithuanian díegu, díegti "to sprout, break through"