verb (used with object), parsed, pars·ing.
verb (used without object), parsed, pars·ing.
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Origin of parse
OTHER WORDS FROM parsepars·a·ble, adjectiveparser, nounmis·parse, verb (used with object), mis·parsed, mis·pars·ing.un·parsed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for parse
Although the 2021 draft class looks better, it will be hard again to parse the talent, especially during a college basketball season that’s going to be full of scrambling and cancellations.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up.|Jerry Brewer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
There’s still some data parsing to do on that claim, including whether or not different subgroups across demographics respond to the vaccine candidate differently than others.The scientific link between Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID vaccines|Sy Mukherjee|November 12, 2020|Fortune
AI models that can parse both language and visual input also have very practical uses.This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI|Karen Hao|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
As we clarified in our initial reporting and Google confirmed today, indexing hasn’t changed, just Google’s ability to parse out a relevant passage that may be well down a page and would not have stood a chance of ranking before.Google confirms it doesn’t index passages separately|Barry Schwartz|October 20, 2020|Search Engine Land
Maya Srikrishnan parsed some of the recent scandals and challenges at the school, and Vargas’ record on the board.Morning Report: The Height Limit Issue No One’s Talking About|Voice of San Diego|October 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Disagreements will focus on right and wrong, not parsing of legal language.
Though the idea of parsing meaning from hip-hop is new, the link between music and mental health is well-trodden ground.Hip-Hop Psychology: Using Music to Fight Mental Illness|Charlotte Lytton|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When their correspondence was finally disclosed, it needed careful parsing.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So now, a grand jury sits in St. Louis County, taking testimony and parsing evidence.The Question in St. Louis County: Can Whites Empathize With Blacks?|Sally Kohn|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their task: parsing the public statements of Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who conservatives desperately want to run for president.
"You can say we might all have done the parsing if we'd begun it first," said Beatrice.The Nicest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
Parsing a word is putting together all the facts about its form and its relations to other words in the sentence.
The parsing of prepositions means merely telling between what words or word groups they show relation.
So much time would be devoted to parsing every sentence through the book.The Curse of Education|Harold E. Gorst
The earnest virgins were, she fancied, as likely to do harm as to do good by their faith in the value of parsing Caesar.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis