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analyze

[ an-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈæn lˌaɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, an·a·lyse .

Origin of analyze

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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Medical definitions for analyze

analyze
[ ănə-līz′ ]

v.

To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
To separate a chemical substance into its constituent elements to determine their nature or proportions.
To psychoanalyze.
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