analyse

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


Nearby words

  1. analogy,
  2. analogy test,
  3. analphabet,
  4. analphabetic,
  5. analysand,
  6. analysis,
  7. analysis of variance,
  8. analysis situs,
  9. analyst,
  10. analyt.

analyze

[an-l-ahyz]

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. 2. explicate.

ANTONYMS FOR analyze

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British Dictionary definitions for analysed

analyse

US analyze

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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Word Origin and History for analysed
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