Analyze meaning

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The definition of analyze means to separate a thing or idea into its parts in order to figure out all the nature and interrelationship of all the parts or to consider and evaluate a situation carefully.

To diagnose a medical condition is an example of analyze.

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To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
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To separate (a thing, idea, etc.) into its parts so as to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
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(chemistry) To make a chemical analysis of.
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(mathematics) To make a mathematical analysis of.
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To psychoanalyze.
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To psychoanalyze.
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To examine in detail so as to determine the nature or tendencies of.
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(gram.) To resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements.
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(chemistry) To make a chemical analysis of.
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To examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance, to analyze a sentence or a word, or to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
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To examine (compounds or mixtures) by analytical chemistry.
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To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
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(mathematics) To make a mathematical analysis of.
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To resolve (anything complex) into its elements.
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To separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately.
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To psychoanalyze.
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Origin of analyze

  • Perhaps from French analyser from analyse analysis from Greek analusis analysis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back formation from analysis, from French analyser, from analyse, from Medieval Latin analysis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (analusis, “a breaking up, a loosening, releasing”), from ἀναλύω (analuō, “to unloose, release, set free”), from ἀνά (ana, “on, up, above, throughout”) + λύσις (lusis, “a loosening”), from λύω (luō, “to unfasten”).

    From Wiktionary