verb (used with object), fix·at·ed, fix·at·ing.
verb (used without object), fix·at·ed, fix·at·ing.
- fix someone's wagon,
- fix up,
- fixation nystagmus,
- fixation point
Origin of fixate
Examples from the Web for fixate
You can fixate your brain on "Potent Potables" for five progressively harder questions, then on "Kings of England" for five more.How I Taught Arthur Chu to Be the ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Everyone Loves to Hate|Keith Williams|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps it takes a motivation of that kind for a man to fixate on something the way Scannon does.Will These Men Ever Come Home? The Search for Missing WWII Pilots in “Vanished”|Jordan Michael Smith|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I kept hoping that if I ignored him, he would get bored and fixate on someone else, like his fiancée.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed|Abigail Pesta|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.How We Think|John Dewey
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.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
The more we fixate it, the more its clearness and distinctness increase.
Word Origin for fixate
1885, "to fix, make stable," from fix (v.) + -ate. Meaning "to gaze upon" is from 1889. Psychological sense is from 1926, originally in Freudian theory, in this case perhaps a back-formation from fixation. Related: Fixated; fixating.