Synonyms of fix in English:

fix


See definition of fix

verb

1‘twenty-five signs were fixed to lamp posts’

SYNONYMS

fasten, attach, affix, secure

make fast, join, connect, couple, link

install, implant, plant, embed, anchor

stick, glue, bond, cement

pin, nail, screw, bolt, clamp, clip

bind, tie, lash

establish, position, station, situate

ANTONYMS

remove

2‘the words have remained fixed in my memory’

SYNONYMS

stick, lodge, implant, embed, anchor

3‘Ben nodded, his eyes fixed on the ground’

SYNONYMS

focus, direct, level, point, rivet, train, turn

converge, zero in

4‘modern television techniques of fixing human attention’

SYNONYMS

attract, draw

hold, grip, engage, captivate, absorb, rivet

ANTONYMS

lose

5‘he fixed my washing machine’

SYNONYMS

repair, mend, patch up, put right, put to rights, set right, get working, make as good as new, see to

restore, restore to working order, remedy, rectify, put back together

overhaul, service, renovate, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, refit, adjust

Northern English fettle

ANTONYMS

break, damage

6‘James fixed it for his parents to watch the show from the wings’

SYNONYMS

arrange, organize, contrive, sort out, see to, see about

manage, engineer, orchestrate, find a way

informal swing, wangle, pull strings

7‘Laura was fixing her hair’

SYNONYMS

neaten, arrange, put in order, adjust

informal style, groom, comb, brush, preen, primp, dress

informal do

8‘Chris will fix supper’

SYNONYMS

prepare, cook, make, make ready, put together, get

informal rustle up, knock up

9‘the committee will fix a date for a special meeting’

SYNONYMS

decide on, select, choose, resolve on

determine, arrive at, settle, set, finalize, arrange, prearrange, establish, allot, prescribe

designate, define, name, ordain, appoint, specify, stipulate

10‘chemicals must be used to fix the dye’

SYNONYMS

make permanent, make fast, set

11‘the fight was fixed’

SYNONYMS

rig, arrange fraudulently, prearrange the result of, predetermine the result of

informal tamper with, manipulate, manoeuvre, twist, influence

informal fiddle, set up

12‘don't tell anybody what I said, or I'll fix you!’

SYNONYMS

revenge oneself on, get one's revenge on, be revenged on, avenge oneself on, wreak vengeance on, take retribution on, get even with, give someone their just deserts, hit back at, get back at, settle a score with, settle the score with, settle accounts with, take reprisals against, punish, deal with

informal get one's own back on, pay someone back, pay someone out, give someone their comeuppance, sort someone out, settle someone's hash, cook someone's goose

13‘two junkies looking for a place where they could fix’

SYNONYMS

inject drugs, take drugs

informal shoot up, mainline, get one's fix

14‘the cat has been taken to the vet to be fixed’

SYNONYMS

castrate, neuter, geld, cut, emasculate

spay

desex, sterilize

Australian North American alter

informal doctor

rare evirate, caponize, eunuchize


noun

1‘they got themselves into a bit of a fix’

SYNONYMS

predicament, plight, difficulty, difficult situation, awkward situation, spot of trouble, bit of bother, corner, ticklish situation, tricky situation, tight spot

muddle, mess, mare's nest

quandary, dilemma

dire straits

informal pickle, jam, hole, spot, scrape, bind, pinch, sticky situation, hot water, the soup

2‘he needed his fix’

SYNONYMS

dose

informal hit, rush

3‘I don't believe that there is a quick fix for the coal industry’

SYNONYMS

solution, answer, resolution, way out

remedy, antidote, cure, nostrum, panacea

informal magic bullet

4‘the quiz was a complete fix’

SYNONYMS

fraud, swindle, pretence, hoax, trick, charade, sham

informal set-up, scam, con trick, fiddle, sting


Phrases

    fix someone up

      ‘we need to get Dolly fixed up with a job’

      SYNONYMS

      provide, supply, furnish, accommodate, equip, endow

      fix
    fix something up

      ‘he fixed up a holiday in St Tropez’

      SYNONYMS

      organize, arrange, make arrangements for, plan, fix, sort out, see to, put together, see about

      mastermind, choreograph, orchestrate

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