What does diagnose mean?

Definitions for diagnose
ˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊzdi·ag·nose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnose, nameverb

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

  2. diagnoseverb

    subject to a medical analysis


  1. diagnoseverb

    To determine the root cause of (a disease).

  2. Etymology: Back-formation from diagnosis.


  1. diagnose

    Diagnosis is the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines, with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience, to determine "cause and effect". In systems engineering and computer science, it is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations, and solutions.


  1. diagnose

    Diagnose generally refers to the process of identifying a disease or condition through a systematic examination, observation and analysis of symptoms or medical tests. It involves determining the nature and cause of any health issue in a patient, typically by a healthcare professional such as a doctor or medical specialist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnose

    to ascertain by diagnosis; to diagnosticate. See Diagnosticate

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for diagnose »

  1. agonised

  2. San Diego

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnose in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of diagnose in a Sentence

  1. Keertan Dheda:

    For patients with advanced HIV, it's hard to diagnose what infection they have and it's particularly hard to diagnose TB.

  2. Pilar Ramon-Pardo:

    Clinicians have to be ready to diagnose.

  3. Roxanne Yamaguchi Moster:

    However, an internal investigation determined that CRE bacteria may have been transmitted during a procedure that uses this specialized scope to diagnose and treat pancreaticobiliary (disorders of the bile ducts, gall bladder or pancreas).

  4. Martin Antony:

    Somebody else might well diagnose this as a different problem than what the authors have.

  5. Christopher Vasquez:

    Sadly, it's the same old story: unable to quickly diagnose, unable to vaccinate high risk persons, unable to rapidly treat those at highest risk. The situation is even more frustrating because unlike what happened with Covid-19 there's already existing technology to diagnose, treat, vaccinate to prevent monkeypox. i think a lot of people within the community that monkeypox is affecting really feel left behind.

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