Synonyms of fixing


1. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation, improvement

usage: the act of putting something in working order again

2. fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing, restraint, constraint

usage: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

3. neutering, fixing, altering, sterilization, sterilisation

usage: the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"

4. fixation, fixing, preservation

usage: (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body


1. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

usage: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

2. fasten, fix, secure, attach

usage: cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

3. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

4. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare, create from raw material, create from raw stuff

usage: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

5. pay back, pay off, get, fix, get even, get back

usage: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"

6. fix, establish, found, plant, constitute, institute

usage: set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"

7. fix, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set

usage: kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

8. fixate, fix, attach

usage: make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"

9. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix, operate on, operate

usage: make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

10. fix, influence, act upon, work

usage: influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; "fix a race"

11. situate, fix, posit, deposit, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

12. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set, change, alter, modify

usage: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

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Definition and meaning of fixing (Dictionary)