Definition of "analyze" [an•a•lyze]

  • To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations. (verb-transitive)
  • Chemistry To make a chemical analysis of. (verb-transitive)
  • Mathematics To make a mathematical analysis of. (verb-transitive)
  • To psychoanalyze. (verb-transitive)
  • To examine in detail in order to discover meaning, essential features, etc (verb)

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  • To break down into components or essential features (verb)
  • To make a mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc, analysis of (verb)

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Use "analyze" in a sentence
  • "Nguyen said one of the key elements the panel has been trying to analyze is the safety culture at the companies involved in the April 20 disaster."
  • "One could analyze from a biochemical perspective and focus on interactions on a molecular level."
  • "Never in the history of this country we have a intelligent President, Smart and Honest, STOP GOP just making noise because if we analyze from the last past 60 years, YOU REPUBLICANS have been making big mass and infecting un-educated citizens all over, with this technique of fear and intimidation."