Definitions for: Analyze


[v] subject to psychoanalytic treatment; "I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist"
[v] make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
[v] consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
[v] break down into components or essential features; "analyze today's financial market"



Webster (1913) Definition: An"a*lyze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Analyzed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Analyzing.] [Cf. F. analyser. See Analysis.]
To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into
its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the
purpose of an examination of each separately; 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; to analyze an action to ascertain its
morality.

No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of
pleasure or pain. --Darwin.

Synonyms: analyse, break down, canvass, dissect, examine, psychoanalyse, psychoanalyze, study, take apart

Antonyms: synthesise, synthesize

See Also: anatomize, appraise, assay, audit, botanise, botanize, care for, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, compare, consider, diagnose, follow, go over, inspect, investigate, look at, look into, name, parse, reexamine, review, screen, scrutinise, scrutinize, sieve, sift, survey, suss out, trace, treat, view

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