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[ an-l-ahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing.
  1. to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of ( synthesize ):

    to analyze an argument.

    Synonyms: break down.

    Antonyms: synthesize

  2. to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of:

    to analyze a poem.

    Synonyms: explicate

  3. to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
  4. to subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., analysis.
  5. a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.

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Other Words From

  • an·a·lyz·a·ble adjective
  • an·a·lyz·a·bil·i·ty [an-l-ahyz-, uh, -, bil, -i-tee], noun
  • an·a·ly·za·tion [an-l-ahy-, zey, -sh, uh, n], noun
  • mis·an·a·lyze verb (used with object) misanalyzed misanalyzing
  • non·an·a·lyz·a·ble adjective
  • non·an·a·lyzed adjective
  • o·ver·an·a·lyze verb overanalyzed overanalyzing
  • re·an·a·lyz·a·ble adjective
  • re·an·a·lyze verb (used with object) reanalyzed reanalyzing
  • un·an·a·lyz·a·ble adjective
  • un·an·a·lyz·a·bly adverb
  • un·an·a·lyzed adjective
  • un·an·a·lyz·ing adjective
  • well-an·a·lyzed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of analyze1

First recorded in 1595–1605; back formation from analysis (or from its Latin or Greek sources), with -ys- taken as -ize

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Example Sentences

Caddy Shack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Analyze This affirm it.

Ramis made a lot of funny movies, including Animal House, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, and Analyze This.

At the Analyze This press junket, a writer told the director that his niche had become “goofy redemption comedy.”

Analyze what the movie is calling for—not requiring, calling for.

Analyze everything and everybody with which or whom you come in contact.

Analyze this method of dealing with any particular obstacle.

Analyze the voice charm of any speaker or singer you choose.

Analyze it; and perhaps you will find yourself involuntarily thinking of death.

Analyze myself, reproach myself, doubt my own sanity how I may, one thing is clear.





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