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verb as in focus

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Maybe that the viewer choosing to fixate on this detail isn’t the intended audience.

Instead of hailing the many ways tech is changing our lives, these critics say journalists fixate on negative stories, pursuing hit pieces and takedowns that serve their own agenda.

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It’s difficult to find relief from stressors if your mind is constantly fixating on and recirculating harmful thoughts about them.

Rather than fixating on the details, it’s better to take a step back to look for broader patterns in the literature.

His daughter Robyn Sweet described him as a self-employed handyman in his late 50s who lives in rural Virginia and became increasingly fixated with conspiracy theories after Barack Obama was elected president.

You can fixate your brain on "Potent Potables" for five progressively harder questions, then on "Kings of England" for five more.

Perhaps it takes a motivation of that kind for a man to fixate on something the way Scannon does.

I kept hoping that if I ignored him, he would get bored and fixate on someone else, like his fiancée.

As we know, Democrats and Republicans fixate on different polls.

In slower news cycles, we fixate on the playoffs or Oscar nominees.

Existences that are especially set aside to fixate and convey meanings are signs or symbols.

The more we fixate it, the more its clearness and distinctness increase.

From here we see the perspective to the fantastic dreams which the camera can fixate.

These apparently are accounted for by involuntary eye-movements which take place regardless of the effort made to fixate vision.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fixate, such as: haunt, infatuate, obsess, direct, become attached, and center on.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.