verb (used with object), an·a·lysed, an·a·lys·ing. Chiefly British.
verb (used with object), an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing.
Origin of analyze
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Examples from the Web for analyse
Analyse the causes that the ludicrous weakens memory, and laughter, mechanically, makes it difficult to remember a good story.Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The work here referred to is the Analyse des quations dtermines (Paris, 1831).A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
Analyse the case, and then take both sides in turn, attacking and defending.'Meditations|Marcus Aurelius
Analyse him with syntax and dictionary, and you will find "mistakes" and startling neology.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
Analyse this statement in its bearing upon the play-producing societies.
Word Origin for analyse
chiefly British English spelling of analyze (q.v.).
Analyse is better than analyze, but merely as being the one of the two equally indefensible forms that has won. The correct but now impossible form would be analysize (or analysise), with analysist for existing analyst. [Fowler]
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.