Riv·et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveted; p. pr. & vb. n. Riveting.]
1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
2. To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head.
3. Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.
Rivet and nail me where I stand, ye powers! --Congreve.
Thus his confidence was riveted and confirmed. --Sir W. Scott.