Definitions for analyzeˈæn lˌaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an•a•lyzeˈæn lˌaɪz(v.t.)-lyzed, -lyz•ing.
to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of
Ref: (opposed to synthesize ).
to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of:
to analyze a poem.
to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.:
to analyze a situation.
to subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., analysis.
Origin of analyze:
1595–1605; prob. back formation from analysis , with -ys- taken as -ize
analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas(verb)
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"
analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, take apart(verb)
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"
break down into components or essential features
"analyze today's financial market"
analyze, analyse, psychoanalyze, psychoanalyse(verb)
subject to psychoanalytic treatment
"I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist"
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, or to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
Origin: Back formation from analysis, from analyser, from analyse, from Medieval Latin analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύσις, from λύω.
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