- 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.
Origin of analyze
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Examples from the Web for analyzed
Analyzed the health records of 3.5 million Americans and found that married people are less likely to suffer from heart disease.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks
P. J. O’Rourke
April 6, 2014
Analyzed by the chemist with all the appliances of his laboratory they keep their secret.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
Analyzed Tycho's observations to find the true law of motion of Mars.Pioneers of Science
Analyzed, these actions show the result of man's environment.Solaris Farm
Milan C. Edson
Analyzed after the fact, the trouble was vicarious, and for Tom.The Quickening
Analyzed, it was a logical consequence of the social and political conditions under which the boys had been brought up.The Business of Being a Woman
Ida M. Tarbell
Word Origin and History for analyzed
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.