fixate

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  • To cause (a person or the eyes) to look at or pay attention to something steadily.
  • To focus one's eyes or attention on.
  • To command the attention of exclusively or repeatedly; preoccupy obsessively.
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  • To cause to become emotionally attached in an immature or pathological manner.
  • In classical psychoanalysis, to cause (the libido) to be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
  • To focus the eyes or attention.
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  • To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
  • To be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
  • In <em>psychological</em> and <em>physiological optics</em>, to direct the eyes upon; bring within the area of clearest vision.
  • To fix or render stable; fix or confine in one place, state, or condition.
  • To determine or ascertain the position of: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="fixate">fixate</internalXref> a star.
  • To become fixed.
  • To make something <xref>fixed</xref> and <xref>stable</xref>; to <xref>fix</xref>.
  • To <xref>stare</xref> fixedly at something.
  • To <xref>attend</xref> to something to the exclusion of all others.
  • To <xref>attach</xref> oneself to a person or thing in a <xref>pathological</xref> or <xref>neurotic</xref> manner.
  • pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
  • make fixed, stable or stationary
  • attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
  • become fixed (on)
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