fix firmly

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On the other hand, Cesare Borgia, called by the people Duke Valentino, acquired his state during the ascendancy of his father, and on its decline he lost it, notwithstanding that he had taken every measure and done all that ought to be done by a wise and able man to fix firmly his roots in the states which the arms and fortunes of others had bestowed on him.
Fix firmly in place as near to the original site as possible.
1 : to set up and fix firmly in place <We pitched a tent.>
Again you'll need something that's fairly transportable, so go for candles ( ones that you can fix firmly into the ground are a great option and secure enough to withstand the knocks from a game of rounders.
Fix firmly to the sides of the bed, remembering to round off any sharp edges.
2 : to fix firmly in the mind or memory <This day is imprinted in my memory.>