- to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of (opposed to synthesize): to analyze an argument.
- to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of: to analyze a poem.
- to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
- to subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., analysis.
- to psychoanalyze: a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.
Origin of analyze
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Examples from the Web for analyzing
Analyzing the ebb and flow of the race, Howie said Weiland has positive momentum but Rounds is collapsing.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)
October 15, 2014
Analyzing his emotions he marveled at the condition he discovered.Ann Arbor Tales
Karl Edwin Harriman
This course in Analyzing People on Sight is as scientific as the automobile.How to Analyze People on Sight
Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Analyzing soils is sometimes of use, but usually has too much importance attached.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
Analyzing himself, he was well aware that he would never possess a truly Christian spirit of humility and penitence.Against The Grain
Analyzing the key phrases in Bryce's statement, we can best clarify the meaning of political self-determination.
Word Origin and History for analyzing
c.1600, "to dissect," from French analyser, from analyse (see analysis). Literature sense is attested from 1610s; meaning in chemistry dates from 1660s. General sense of "to examine closely" dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.