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Definition of "diagnose" []

  • To distinguish or identify (a disease, for example) by diagnosis. (verb-transitive)
  • To identify (a person) as having a particular disease or condition by means of a diagnosis. (verb-transitive)
  • To analyze the nature or cause of: diagnose the reasons for an economic downturn. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a diagnosis. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diagnose" in a sentence
  • "In view of the fact that you are clearly not qualified to so diagnose, is it ethical for you to pretend otherwise?"
  • "You know, this particular laboratory is very good at being able to diagnose, which is very critical, obviously."
  • "I'll try this one, silly me, but past builds have caused all sorts of problems, most recently some "interesting" tempo variations that it took days to diagnose, that is when i had sound at all ..."