Synonyms of fix
1 placeDictionary • Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
place • Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
join • The opened link is used to join the two ends of the chain.
stick (informal) • He folded the papers and stuck them in a drawer.
attach • Attach labels to things before you file them away.
set • He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
position • Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
plant • Sir Eric had evidently planted the idea in her mind.
link • the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France
establish • He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.
tie • He tied the ends of the plastic bag together.
secure • The frames are secured by horizontal rails to the back wall.
bind • Bind the ends of the card together with thread.
connect • You can connect the machine to your hi-fi.
locate • It was voted the best city to locate a business.
pin • They pinned a notice to the door.
install • They had installed a new phone line in the apartment.
anchor • The child's seatbelt was not properly anchored in the car.
glue • Glue the fabric around the window.
cement • Most artificial joints are cemented into place.
implant • Doctors have implanted an artificial heart into a 46-year-old man.
embed • The fossils are embedded in hard sandstone.
fasten • Use screws to fasten the shelf to the wall.
2 decideDictionary • He's fixed a time when I can see him. often with up
decide • The goal that decided the match came just before half-time.
set • A date will be set for a future meeting.
name • The Scots have yet to name their team.
limit • He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
determine • The people have a right to determine their own future.
settle • Right, that's settled then.
appoint • We met at the time appointed.
define • The Court must define the limits of its authority.
conclude • We concluded that he was telling the truth.
resolve • She resolved to report the matter.
specify • He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
3 arrangeDictionary • I've fixed it for you to see them. often with up
arrange • He started to arrange the books in piles.
organize • We need someone to help organize our campaign.
make arrangements for
4 repairDictionary • If something is broken, we fix it.
repair • He has repaired the roof.
mend • They took a long time to mend the roof.
service • Make sure that all gas fires are serviced annually.
correct • He may need surgery to correct the problem.
restore • They partly restored a local castle.
overhaul • The plumbing was overhauled a year ago.
put to rights
5 focusDictionary • Attention is fixed on the stock market.
focus • He focused the binoculars on the boat.
6 prepareDictionary • She fixed some food for us.
prepare • She found him in the kitchen, preparing dinner.
make • You wash while I make some lunch.
7 neatenDictionary • 'I've got to fix my hair,' I said.
neaten • Trim and neaten the edges of the fabric.
adjust • Liz adjusted her mirror and edged the car out.
tidy • She made her bed and tidied her room.
put in order
8 rigDictionary (informal) • They offered players bribes to fix a league match.
rig • She accused her opponents of rigging the vote.
set up (informal)
manipulate • He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people.
manoeuvre • You manoeuvred things in similar situations in the past.
fiddle (informal) • Stop fiddling your expenses account.
pull strings (informal)
9 get even withDictionary (slang)
sort (someone) out (informal)
get even with
take revenge on (informal)
get revenge on
wreak vengeance on
cook (someone's) goose (informal)
take retribution on
settle (someone's) hash (informal)
10 put paid toDictionary (informal) • That'll fix him.
put paid to
destroy • The building was completely destroyed.
ruin • Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
get rid of
put an end to
put out of action
11 stabilizeDictionary • Egg yolk is used to fix the pigment.
set • Lower the heat and allow the omelette to set on the bottom.
harden • Mould the mixture into shape before it hardens.
thicken • Keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
stiffen • The fine-tuning lens in the eye stiffens with age.
solidify • The thicker lava would have taken two weeks to solidify.
congeal • The blood had started to congeal.
1 solutionDictionary • Those changes could just be a temporary fix.
solution • the ability to sort out effective solutions to practical problems
answer • Simply marking an answer wrong will not help the student.
resolution • a peaceful resolution to the crisis
cure • There is still no cure for the common cold.
remedy • a remedy for economic ills
antidote • He noticed their sickness and prepared an antidote.
2 doseDictionary • She needed her daily fix of publicity.
hit • The house took a direct hit then the rocket exploded.
shot • a shot of the drug Nembutal
injection • They gave me an injection to help me sleep.
3 messDictionary (informal) • The government has got itself in a fix.
mess • I've got myself into a bit of a mess.
spot (informal) • In a tight spot there is no one I would sooner see than Frank.
corner • He appears to have got himself into a tight corner.
hole (slang) • He admitted that the government was in 'a dreadful hole'.
difficulty • There is only one difficulty. The hardest thing is to leave.
jam (informal) • It could get the government out of a jam.
dilemma • The issue raises a moral dilemma.
embarrassment • He is in a state of temporary financial embarrassment.
plight • the plight of Third World countries plagued by debts
hot water (informal)
pickle (informal) • Connie had got herself into a real pickle this time.
uphill (South Africa) • This job has been a real uphill.
predicament • The decision will leave her in a predicament.
quandary • Young drinkers create a quandary for drinks companies.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ fix someone up
PROVERB:If it ain't broke, don't fix it
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adjustIf you adjust something such as your clothing or a machine, you correct or alter its position or setting.
• Liz adjusted her mirror and edged the car out.
anchorIf you anchor an object somewhere, you fix it to something to prevent it moving from that place.
• The child's seatbelt was not properly anchored in the car.
answerSomeone's answer to a question in a test or quiz is what they write or say in an attempt to give the facts that are asked for. The answer to a question is the fact that was asked for.
• Simply marking an answer wrong will not help the student.
Thesaurus for fix from the Collins English Thesaurus
to make or become firm, stable, or secure