Definitions for diagnoseˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•ag•noseˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz(v.)-nosed, -nos•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination.

    Category: Medicine

  2. to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder or problem) from the symptoms.

  3. (v.i.)to make a diagnosis.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of diagnose:

1860–65; back formation from diagnosis


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnose, name(verb)

    determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

  2. diagnose(verb)

    subject to a medical analysis

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diagnose(verb)ˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz

    to identify what is wrong with a sick person

    children diagnosed with whooping cough


  1. diagnose(Verb)

    To determine the root cause of (a disease).

  2. Origin: Back-formation from diagnosis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnose

    to ascertain by diagnosis; to diagnosticate. See Diagnosticate

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diagnose' in Verbs Frequency: #1105

Anagrams of diagnose

  1. agonised

  2. San Diego

Translations for diagnose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to say what is wrong (with a sick person etc) after making an examination; to identify (an illness etc)

The doctor diagnosed her illness as flu.

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