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
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
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.
That parsing of the pecking order, though, didn't extend to his personal life or interactions with colleagues.
I am going over my French parsing to myself, and you do interrupt me so.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
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.
In parsing the word, tell whether it is used as a pronoun or as an adjective.An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises|George Lyman Kittredge
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