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as in to alter
to remove the sex organs of the animal shelter requires a pledge from the adoptive owner that they will have their new pet fixed

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noun

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How is the word fix distinct from other similar verbs?

Some common synonyms of fix are affix, attach, and fasten. While all these words mean "to make something stay firmly in place," fix usually implies a driving in, implanting, or embedding.

fixed the stake in the ground

When is affix a more appropriate choice than fix?

Although the words affix and fix have much in common, affix implies an imposing of one thing on another by gluing, impressing, or nailing.

affix your address label here

When might attach be a better fit than fix?

The words attach and fix can be used in similar contexts, but attach suggests a connecting or uniting by a bond, link, or tie in order to keep things together.

attach the W-2 form here

When can fasten be used instead of fix?

While in some cases nearly identical to fix, fasten implies an action such as tying, buttoning, nailing, locking, or otherwise securing.

fasten the reins to a post

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“Fix.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fix. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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