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fixate

(fĭk′sāt′)
v. fix·ated, fix·ating, fix·ates
v.tr.
Psychology
a. To cause to become emotionally attached in an immature or pathological manner.
b. In classical psychoanalysis, to cause (the libido) to be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
v.intr.
1. To focus the eyes or attention.
2. Psychology
a. To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
b. To be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.

fixate

Ophthalmology
To focus one’s eyes (gaze) on a particular point in space.

Psychology
To focus one’s attention on a particular thing, person or idea.
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"If we give adolescent youngsters the wrong signal at a key period of their lives, if we glamorise homosexuals in the media, if we fail to discriminate, we risk the likelihood they will fixate on the wrong gender.
Right-winger Roger Helmer bizarrely believes children choose homosexuality in the same way a duckling fixates on its mother.
Rather than giving us a highlight reel of the Hudson River School a la Alexis Rockman, Handelman fixates on his chosen genre's essence: light, an unavoidable motif in patriotic songs including the national anthem and "God Bless America." He wants to foreground Luminism (in Bush's words from the third presidential debate, "the sunrise side, not the sunset side" of the mountain) as an expression of manifest destiny but also aims (in most cases successfully) to stake his own claim to the American landscape painting.
In normal reading, the eye fixates on a word, and then zips to another word.
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.
Perhaps trends come late to Canada, which would explain why he fixates on minor pop figures from the '80s - Morgan Fairchild, Lonni Anderson, Brigitte Nielsen - and ignores today's icons.
Mr Patton said: "Marches are being lost in other places while everyone fixates on Drumcree.