analyse

[ an-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈæn lˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), an·a·lysed, an·a·lys·ing. Chiefly British.

Definition for analyse (2 of 2)

analyze

[ an-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈæn lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing.

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.
Also especially British, an·a·lyse.

Origin of analyze

1595–1605; back formation from analysis (or from its Latin or Gk sources), with -ys- taken as -ize
SYNONYMS FOR analyze
1 break down.
ANTONYMS FOR analyze
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British Dictionary definitions for analyse

analyse

US analyze

/ (ˈænəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to examine in detail in order to discover meaning, essential features, etc
to break down into components or essential featuresto analyse a financial structure
to make a mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc, analysis of
another word for psychoanalyse
Derived Formsanalysable or US analyzable, adjectiveanalysation or US analyzation, nounanalyser or US analyzer, noun

Word Origin for analyse

C17: back formation from analysis
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