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analyze

[an-l-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing.
  1. 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.
  2. to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of: to analyze a poem.
  3. to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
  4. to subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., analysis.
  5. to psychoanalyze: a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.
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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
Related formsan·a·lyz·a·ble, adjectivean·a·lyz·a·bil·i·ty, nounan·a·ly·za·tion, nounmis·an·a·lyze, verb (used with object), mis·an·a·lyzed, mis·an·a·lyz·ing.non·an·a·lyz·a·ble, adjectivenon·an·a·lyzed, adjectiveo·ver·an·a·lyze, verb, o·ver·an·a·lyzed, o·ver·an·a·lyz·ing.re·an·a·lyz·a·ble, adjectivere·an·a·lyze, verb (used with object), re·an·a·lyzed, re·an·a·lyz·ing.un·an·a·lyz·a·ble, adjectiveun·an·a·lyz·a·bly, adverbun·an·a·lyzed, adjectiveun·an·a·lyz·ing, adjectivewell-an·a·lyzed, adjective

Synonyms for analyze

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1. break down. 2. explicate.

Antonyms for analyze

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Related Words for analyzed

resolve, consider, evaluate, study, inspect, investigate, scrutinize, test, interpret, dissect, determine, parse, rehash, assay, figure, confab, judge, hash, estimate, anatomize

Examples from the Web for analyzed

Contemporary Examples of analyzed

Historical Examples of analyzed

  • Analyzed by the chemist with all the appliances of his laboratory they keep their secret.

  • Analyzed Tycho's observations to find the true law of motion of Mars.

  • 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

    Francis Lynde

  • Analyzed, it was a logical consequence of the social and political conditions under which the boys had been brought up.


Word Origin and History for analyzed

analyze

v.

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.

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