fixate fixate  /ˈfɪk ˌseɪt/


  1. (v) attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
  2. (v) pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
  3. (v) make fixed, stable or stationary
  4. (v) become fixed (on)




  1. So Americans still fixate on the dollar value of their houses--we're literally too invested in them not to--and most of HGTV's top-rated shows are still about buying and selling.
  2. This is a typical Tim McGurk post -- fixate on the foibles of Israel's ultra-Orthodox minority as a way to make all of Israel look ridiculous.
  3. Step one: fixate on an artist.


  • During Zimmerman Trial, 54 People Killed in Gun Homicides in Chicago Alone

    While the media has buzzed about the George Zimmerman trial during the past few months, similar deaths because of gun violence, in one way or another, persist without much attention. Since June 10 when the trial began, 54 men and women have been killed because of gun-related street violence in Chicago alone. In the face of such high numbers, many are left wondering why the media chose to fixate ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. "I've done both before - and built from there," Kasten said. "So, again, if you focus on the big picture, it's not something we will fixate on for very long."
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Stan Kasten Source: USA Today

  2. "One of the things I have learned about race is if you talk about race, if you fixate on race, other people will join you in fixating on it," Davis said. "If you don't fixate on race, all the other issues that people want to hear about will...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Artur Davis Source: FOXNews

  3. "There's a sense in some quarters of these not-so-United States that Norway, Europe and the world haven't a clue about the real President Obama -- instead, they fixate on a fantasy version of the president, a projection of what they hope and wish he...
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Bono Source: AFP

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