Fix vs Produce - What's the difference?

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As an abbreviation fix

is (clotting factor ix).

As a verb produce is

to yield, make or manufacture; to generate.

As a noun produce is

items produced.

fix

English

Alternative forms

* fixe (archaic)

Noun

(es)
  • A repair or corrective action.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […]  But the scandals kept coming, […]. A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.}}
  • A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma.
  • (informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.
  • * (Alain Jourgensen)
  • "Just one fix !"
  • A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
  • *
  • A determination of location.
  • (US) fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.
  • # (by extension) (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.
  • He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldn't work!"
  • To attach; to affix; to hold in place.
  • A dab of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board.
    A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it.
  • # (transitive, figuratively, usually in the passive) To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.
  • She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.
  • To mend, to repair.
  • That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.
  • (informal) To prepare (food).
  • She fixed dinner for the kids.
  • To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortionSutherland, Edwin H. (ed) (1937): The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Reprinted by various publishers in subsequent decades.]
  • A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.
  • (transitive, US, informal) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
  • Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.
  • (transitive, mathematics, sematics) To map a (point or subset) to itself.
  • (informal) To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
  • He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.
  • To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.
  • (transitive, chemistry, biology) To convert into a stable or available form.
  • Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen.
    (Abney)
  • To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
  • * (rfdate) (Waller)
  • Your kindness banishes your fear, / Resolved to fix forever here.
  • To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Synonyms

    * (make a contest unfair) doctor, rig * (render infertile) neuter, spay, desex, castrate * See also

    Antonyms

    * (to hold in place) move, change

    Derived terms

    * affix, affixative, fixed * fixings, fixity, fixety * fix someone's wagon, fix someone up with

    produce

    English

    Verb

    (produc)
  • To yield, make or manufacture; to generate.
  • * Macaulay
  • the greatest jurist his country had produced
  • * 1856 , , Volume 3, page 510,
  • At Rome the news from Ireland produced a sensation of a very different kind.
  • * 1999 , Steven O. Shattuck, Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification , Volume 3, CSIRO Publishing, page 72,
  • Many of these caterpillars have special glands that produce secretions which are very attractive to these ants.
  • * 2000 , Jane McGary, Environment: Australia and New Zealand'', Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender, ''Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Education: Health to Hypertension , page 567,
  • For example, Mary Lou Morris, past president of the Environment Institute of Australia, has been her country?s delegate to a number of global environmental conferences and helped to produce the Australian National Heritage Charter.
  • * 2006 , Office of the United States Trade Representative, National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers: 2006 , page 29,
  • The Agreement criminalizes end-user piracy and requires Australia to authorize the seizure, forfeiture, and destruction of counterfeit and pirated goods and the equipment used to produce them.
  • * 2006 November 21, Kenya National Assembly, Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard): Parliamentary Debates , page 3805,
  • We discovered that they produce more than 2,000 megawatts from wind energy.
  • * 2008 , Primary Australian History: Book F , R.I.C. Publications, page 43,
  • He had wanted to produce a wheat that was more suited to Australian conditions and was drought- and disease-resistant.
  • * 2010', Carlos Laurenço, Hermine K. Wöhri, ''Measuring Dimuons '''Produced in Proton-Nucleus Collisions in the NA60 Experiment at the SPS'', Helmut Satz, Sourav Sarkar, Bikash Sinha (editors) , ''The Physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma: Introductory Lectures , Springer, Lecture Notes in Physics 785, page 280,
  • Besides, some of the rejected dimuons were produced in collisions downstream of the target region (in the beam dump or in the hadron absorber, for instance).
  • To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.; to provide for inspection.
  • * 1810 , Cobbett's complete collection of state trials and proceedings: volume 8
  • It was necessary for the prisoner to produce a witness to prove his innocency.
  • * 2006 , Tom Smart, Lee Benson, In Plain Sight: The Startling Truth Behind the Elizabeth Smart Investigation , page 262,
  • LDS security produced identification information, photographs, and videotape of an antiMormon preacher who they said called himself Emmanuel and was often seen around Temple Square, especially at conference time.
  • * 2007 , Transit Cooperative Research Program TRCP Report 86: Public Transportation Passenger Security Inspections: A Guide for Policy Decision Makers , page 22,
  • The plaintiff alleges that he was unlawfully detained at the airport by state troopers and threatened with arrest unless he produced identification and his travel documents.
  • (media) To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.
  • * 1982 January 30, Imported Producers Spread Early Sound to Global Markets'', '' , page M-16,
  • David Tickle flew in to Melbourne to produce the quad-platinum (in Australia) LP “True Colors” and the triple gold single “I Got You”— both of which shot the band to international prominence.
  • * 2001 , Donald Bogle, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films , page 56,
  • In 1940, he co-wrote the script for Broken Strings , an independently produced film in which he starred as a concert violinist.
  • * 2011 , Bob Sehlinger, Menasha Ridge, Len Testa, The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2012 , page 570,
  • This beautifully produced film was introduced in 2003.
  • (mathematics) To extend an area, or lengthen a line.
  • to produce a side of a triangle
  • (obsolete) To draw out; to extend; to lengthen or prolong.
  • to produce a man's life to threescore
    (Sir Thomas Browne)

    Noun

    (-)
  • Items produced.
  • Amount produced.
  • Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit, but possibly including eggs, dairy products and meat; the saleable food products of farms.
  • * 1852 , F. Lancelott, Australia As It Is: Its Settlements, Farms and Gold Fields , page 151,
  • All fruits, vegetables, and dairy and poultry-yard produce are, in the Australian capitals, dear, and of very easy sale.
  • * 1861 , William Westgarth, Australia: Its Rise, Progress, and Present Condition , page 54,
  • Taking a retrospect, then, of fourteen years preceding 1860, and making two periods of seven years each, the value of the exports of the produce or manufactures of this country to Australia has been, for the annual average of the first seven years, 1846-52, 2½ millions sterling; while for the second period, 1856-59, the annual average has been 11 millions.
  • * 1999 , Bruce Brown, Malcolm McKinnon, New Zealand in World Affairs, 1972-1990 , page 291,
  • While it is true that New Zealand?s economic stake in the region [of Oceania] remained relatively small when compared with the major markets for New Zealand produce in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe, it nevertheless remained the region through which trade must pass on its way to these larger markets.
  • * 2008 , Peter Newman, Isabella Jennings, Cities As Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices , page 230,
  • A farm supervisor is employed to coordinate the planting and harvesting of produce by volunteers.
  • Offspring.
  • (Australia) Livestock and pet food supplies.
  • Usage notes

    Frequently used in the collocation , since c. 1960, specifically in the sense “fruits and vegetables”. Why do you call it “the produce aisle”?

    Hypernyms

    * (items produced) output, products

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