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ANALYZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does analyze mean? 

ANALYZE (verb)
  The verb ANALYZE has 4 senses:

1. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
2. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
3. break down into components or essential features
4. subject to psychoanalytic treatment

  Familiarity information: ANALYZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANALYZE (verb)


Sense 1analyze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

analyse; analyze; examine; study; canvass; canvas

Context examples:

analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare / analyze the evidence in a criminal trial / analyze your real motives

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "analyze"):

consider; look at; view (look at carefully; study mentally)

sieve; sift (check and sort carefully)

investigate; look into (investigate scientifically)

follow; trace (follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something)

screen (examine methodically)

audit; inspect; scrutinise; scrutinize (examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification)

reexamine; review (look at again; examine again)

assay (analyze (chemical substances))

check; check into; check out; check over; check up on; go over; look into; suss out (examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition)

compare (examine and note the similarities or differences of)

survey (make a survey of; for statistical purposes)

appraise; survey (consider in a comprehensive way)

diagnose (subject to a medical analysis)

diagnose; name (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

anatomize (analyze down to the smallest detail)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue analyze the movie


Sense 2analyze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

break down; analyze; dissect; take apart; analyse

Context examples:

analyze a specimen / analyze a sentence / analyze a chemical compound

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "analyze"):

parse (analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence))

botanise; botanize (collect and study plants)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

synthesize (combine so as to form a more complex, product)


Sense 3analyze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break down into components or essential features

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

analyse; analyze

Context example:

analyze today's financial market

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "analyze"):

factor analyse; factor analyze (to perform a factor analysis of correlational data)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4analyze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to psychoanalytic treatment

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

psychoanalyse; psychoanalyze; analyse; analyze

Context example:

I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist

Hypernyms (to "analyze" is one way to...):

care for; treat (provide treatment for)

Domain category:

psychiatry; psychological medicine; psychopathology (the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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