What is another word for fasten on?

Pronunciation: [fˈasən ˈɒn] (IPA)

The phrase "fasten on" refers to the act of focusing on something or attaching oneself to a particular idea or person. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of "fasten on" which include zeroing in on, fixating upon, latching onto, homing in on, fixating on, centering on and clinging to. All of these alternatives share the same elements of concentrating, grabbing hold of and remaining steadfast in one's viewpoint or position. These synonyms can be used interchangeably in many different contexts, including personal relationships, business negotiations, and creative endeavors such as writing or art.

What are the hypernyms for Fasten on?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Fasten on?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for fasten on?

Fasten on is a verb that means to focus or direct one's attention or interest on something. The antonyms of fasten on are neglect, ignore, overlook, disregard, and avoid. Neglect means to give little or no attention to something. Ignore refers to deliberately paying no attention to something. Overlook means to fail to notice or consider something important. Disregard means to ignore or treat something as unimportant. Avoid means to stay away from something or prevent its occurrence. These antonyms highlight the opposite action of fastening on something, that is, to not give attention or importance to it.

What are the antonyms for Fasten on?

Famous quotes with Fasten on

  • In Freud's crowd, the individuals fasten on an object, substitute it for their ego ideal, and all those with the same ego ideal identify themselves with each other in their ego. Remove the object and you get anxiety.
    George Goodman
  • To fasten on the facts while forgetting the social content is to fall prey to a mystifying immediacy. In an antagonistic society, appearance and essence, immediacy and mediacy, diverge; things are not what they seem to be.
    Russell Jacoby
  • The turtle obviously had no sense of proportion; it differed so widely from myself that I could not comprehend it; and as this word occurred to me, it occurred also that until my body comprehended its body in a physical material sense, neither would my mind be able to comprehend its mind with any thoroughness. For unity of mind can only be consummated by unity of body; everything, therefore, must be in some respects both knave and fool to all that which has not eaten it, or by which it has not been eaten. As long as the turtle was in the window and I in the street outside, there was no chance of our comprehending one another. Nevertheless, I knew that I could get it to agree with me if I could so effectually buttonhole and fasten on to it as to eat it. Most men have an easy method with turtle soup, and I had no misgiving but that if I could bring my first premise to bear I should prove the better reasoner. My difficulty lay in this initial process, for I had not with me the argument that would alone compel Mr. Sweeting to think that I ought to be allowed to convert the turtles — I mean I had no money in my pocket. No missionary enterprise can be carried on without any money at all, but even so small a sum as half a crown would, I suppose, have enabled me to bring the turtle partly round, and with many half-crowns I could in time no doubt convert the lot, for the turtle needs must go where the money drives. If, as is alleged, the world stands on a turtle, the turtle stands on money. No money no turtle. As for money, that stands on opinion, credit, trust, faith — things that, though highly material in connection with money, are still of immaterial essence.
    Samuel Butler (novelist)

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