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I can't fix the world. If you want to make a difference in life, you have to direct your energies in a focused way.
Bill Bryson

Meaning of "fix" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FIX

From Medieval Latin fixāre, from Latin fixus fixed, from Latin fīgere.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FIX

fix  [fɪks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fix is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fix in English.

WHAT DOES FIX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fix in the English dictionary

The first definition of fix in the dictionary is to make or become firm, stable, or secure. Other definition of fix is to attach or place permanently. Fix is also to settle definitely; decide.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FIX

PRESENT

Present
I fix
you fix
he/she/it fixes
we fix
you fix
they fix
Present continuous
I am fixing
you are fixing
he/she/it is fixing
we are fixing
you are fixing
they are fixing
Present perfect
I have fixed
you have fixed
he/she/it has fixed
we have fixed
you have fixed
they have fixed
Present perfect continuous
I have been fixing
you have been fixing
he/she/it has been fixing
we have been fixing
you have been fixing
they have been fixing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fixed
you fixed
he/she/it fixed
we fixed
you fixed
they fixed
Past continuous
I was fixing
you were fixing
he/she/it was fixing
we were fixing
you were fixing
they were fixing
Past perfect
I had fixed
you had fixed
he/she/it had fixed
we had fixed
you had fixed
they had fixed
Past perfect continuous
I had been fixing
you had been fixing
he/she/it had been fixing
we had been fixing
you had been fixing
they had been fixing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fix
you will fix
he/she/it will fix
we will fix
you will fix
they will fix
Future continuous
I will be fixing
you will be fixing
he/she/it will be fixing
we will be fixing
you will be fixing
they will be fixing
Future perfect
I will have fixed
you will have fixed
he/she/it will have fixed
we will have fixed
you will have fixed
they will have fixed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fixing
you will have been fixing
he/she/it will have been fixing
we will have been fixing
you will have been fixing
they will have been fixing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fix
you would fix
he/she/it would fix
we would fix
you would fix
they would fix
Conditional continuous
I would be fixing
you would be fixing
he/she/it would be fixing
we would be fixing
you would be fixing
they would be fixing
Conditional perfect
I would have fix
you would have fix
he/she/it would have fix
we would have fix
you would have fix
they would have fix
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fixing
you would have been fixing
he/she/it would have been fixing
we would have been fixing
you would have been fixing
they would have been fixing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fix
we let´s fix
you fix
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fix
Past participle
fixed
Present Participle
fixing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FIX


aquatics
əˈkwætɪks
basics
ˈbeɪsɪks
classics
ˈklæsɪks
comics
ˈkɒmɪks
cosmetics
kɒzˈmetɪks
dynamics
daɪˈnæmɪks
economics
ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks
electronics
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks
forensics
fəˈrɛnsɪks
graphics
ˈɡræfɪks
lyrics
ˈlɪrɪks
mathematics
ˌmæθəˈmætɪks
matrix
ˈmeɪtrɪks
mix
mɪks
phoenix
ˈfiːnɪks
politics
ˈpɒlɪtɪks
remix
riːˈmɪks
six
sɪks
statistics
stəˈtɪstɪks
sweepstakes
ˈswiːpˌsteɪks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIX

fives
fix up
fixable
fixate
fixated
fixation
fixative
fixature
fixed
fixed assets
fixed charge
fixed cost contract
fixed costs
fixed decimal point
fixed disk
fixed exchange rate
fixed idea
fixed link
fixed menu
fixed oil

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIX

Aix
appendix
Asterix
Beatrix
cervix
Chamonix
comix
Delacroix
dominatrix
flix
Grand Prix
helix
Hendrix
nix
phenix
pix
prefix
Roubaix
suffix
tix

Synonyms and antonyms of fix in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FIX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fix» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fix

Translation of «fix» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIX

Find out the translation of fix to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fix from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fix» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

固定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fijar
570 millions of speakers

English

fix
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُثَبِّتُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закреплять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fixar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠিক করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fixer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

menetapkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

befestigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

固定する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 (...에) 고정시키다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ndandani
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निश्चित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

düzeltmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fissare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umocować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приєднати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a fixa
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

στερεώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

los
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

laga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fix

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIX»

The term «fix» is very widely used and occupies the 2.881 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIX» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fix» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fix» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fix

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FIX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fix.
1
Keith B. Alexander
We followed the law, we follow our policies, we self-report, we identify problems, we fix them. And I think we do a great job, and we do, I think, more to protect people's civil liberties and privacy than they'll ever know.
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Dan Ariely
I always found the appeal to the market gods a bit odd. Why would the market fix mistakes instead of aggravating them?
3
Alan Arkin
I don't believe there's anything in life you can't go back and fix. The ancient Vedas - the oldest Hindu philosophy - and modern science agree that time is an illusion. If that's true, there's no such thing as a past or a future - it's all one huge now. So what you fix now affects the past and the future.
4
Samaire Armstrong
I usually just dress myself. I typically make something or buy something and fix it up. I really like to spend my money on accessories like bags, shoes, belts. I don't really spend on things I can make.
5
Richard Attias
Obesity is a problem that nearly every nation in the world is facing, but there is much that we can do to fix it.
6
Gordon Bethune
A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company.
7
Emily Blunt
I can understand there are things like shadows they need to fix after a shoot, but it's unfair to represent an image of yourself if it's not true. They're gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits in a photo?
8
Johanna Braddy
I'm really low maintenance for a girl. I pretty much shower, attempt to fix my hair, throw on some mineral make up, and go.
9
Dan Brown
Writing is a solitary existence. Making a movie is controlled chaos - thousands of moving parts and people. Every decision is a compromise. If you're writing and you don't like how your character looks or talks, you just fix it. But in a movie, if there's something you don't like, that's tough.
10
Bill Bryson
I can't fix the world. If you want to make a difference in life, you have to direct your energies in a focused way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIX»

Discover the use of fix in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fix and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Fix
Addictions to iphones, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are taking over our lives.
Damian Thompson, 2012
2
The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for ...
She even shows that dopamine rushes in the body work exactly the same way with food as with cocaine.
Pamela Peeke, 2013
3
Fix the Pumps
Fix the Pumps is a historical account of the golden era of soda fountains including over 450 recipes that made soda America's most popular drink.
Darcy S. O'Neil, 2010
4
Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
"It was a real pleasure making dishes from the book. Like everyone else, I don't have a ton of time, so quick is always good. Reading and cooking from Robertson's recipes, I admire the way her mind works.
Robertson, Robin, 2011
5
Fix
She's perfection. Gone are her days as the outcast, huge-nosed "Beakface." Which, as it turns out, was nothing a good nose job couldn't fix.
Leslie Margolis, 2008
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The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You ...
A pioneering doctor and research scientist presents compelling arguments linking the consumption of high fructose corn syrup to rising obesity levels, diabetes, and other health issues, in a reference that shares guidelines for reducing ...
Richard J. Johnson, 2009
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Fix Your Problems
In a short span, the legacy left behind by Tenali Raman attained eternity. All these qualities of Tenali Raman have been fully explored and displayed in this collection of vibrant fables and anecdotes.
Vishal Goyal, 2010
8
The Fix Is In: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game ...
" Baseball was faced with its first gambling scandal. This is a comprehensive account of gambling and game fixing scandals that have gripped the nation.
Daniel E. Ginsburg, 2004
9
5 Ingredient Fix: Easy, Elegant, and Irresistible Recipes
Claire Robinson, the hot new Food Network star of 5 Ingredient Fix and Food Network Challenge, helps people get dinner on the table with little fuss and a few great ingredients.
Claire Robinson, 2010
10
The Fix
Massing confronts the failure of the "war on drugs" and documents the much greater potential for reclaiming drug addicts that can be had by treatment and support rather than criminalization, and at a lower cost than building ever more ...
Michael Massing, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fix is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Adobe To Fix Another Hacking Team Zero-Day
For the second time in a week, Adobe Systems Inc. says it plans fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that came to light after ... «Krebs on Security, Jul 15»
2
GOP senator: Let states fix No Child Left Behind
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Saturday said giving states power over their education systems could fix the No Child Left Behind bill. «The Hill, Jul 15»
3
France Will Fix Its Nuclear Problems. But Will That Satisfy Other …
When global climate talks resume this November in Paris, nuclear energy is expected to be a central part of the discussions. But French ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
Big Brother 'fix' row: Emma Willis and Rylan defend show following …
Its obviously not us that decides its Big Brother #FIX(sic)”. Another added: “#bbbots so they say Sam would have gone regardless of money, ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
There Is No Quick Fix for Greece
Let's face it, no private investor in his right mind -- even one loaded with money -- would lend any to Greece. Not only is Greece in economic ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Chrysler Recalls Dodge Challengers to Fix Flawed Air Bags
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 88,346 Dodge Challengers to fix a flaw with the driver-side frontal air bag, according to the National ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
7
Signing of Iran deal could help fix strained Israeli-American ties
Analysis: As nuclear talks face another crisis, Israel is quietly preparing for the day a deal is finally signed between Iran and world powers; but ... «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
8
Lawmakers in familiar spot on road fix with dueling plans
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawmakers looking to spend at least $1.2 billion more a year to improve Michigan roads find themselves in a familiar ... «Your News Now, Jul 15»
9
GM recalling nearly 780K SUVs to fix power lift gate problem
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 crossover SUVs mainly in North America because the rear power lift gates can ... «WPTV.com, Jul 15»
10
George Osborne pledges to 'fix foundations' of economy
George Osborne sought to “fix the foundations of the British economy” on Friday with a plan to reverse the UK's long-standing problem of low ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»

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