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Synonyms for fixate

attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way

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pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

make fixed, stable or stationary

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become fixed (on)

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Right-winger Roger Helmer bizarrely believes children choose homosexuality in the same way a duckling fixates on its mother.
Medical Director and consultant to Autonomous, explains, "When the average person fixates on something, he or she has five saccadic eye movements per second.
Wild Ella, the It girl, arrives in hopes of just having a good time and immediately fixates on her older sister's new boyfriend.
Though for Heidegger "modem" art ends with van Gogh (and always fixates on the handwrought), Sasse's state-of-the-art technique reveals a rather traditional, even classical aesthetic: one based on the notion that art is not a creation ex nihilo but always already a kind of prosthesis.
Hundreds apply, but early on Aoyama fixates on a beautiful, demure and mysterious ex-ballet dancer, Asami Yamazaki (played by fashion model Eihi Shiina).