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[an-l-ahyz] /ˈæn lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), analysed, analysing. Chiefly British
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Examples from the web for analyse
  • We will be like this for another half a century unless of course we begin to analyse the problem objectively and long term basis.
  • It's amazing how much people love to analyse their toys.
  • The idea is that while meditating you let stuff float in and out of your consciousness, but you don't analyse it or act on it.
  • Let us once more analyse its meaning carefully.
  • Panellists carefully analyse each bite for texture and flavour.
  • She noted her mistake, and asked me to analyse it.
  • Here, science can help at least to analyse the problem.
  • You are able to interpret, analyse and report the results of these experiments and you take care of the equipment that you use.
  • There they gather huge amounts of data, which can be analysed and acted upon.
  • You must be a careful and methodical worker, self-motivated and able to conduct experiments and analyse data independently.
British Dictionary definitions for analyse


verb (transitive)
to examine in detail in order to discover meaning, essential features, etc
to break down into components or essential features: to analyse a financial structure
to make a mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc, analysis of
another word for psychoanalyse
Derived Forms
analysable, (US) analyzable, adjective
analysation, (US) analyzation, noun
analyser, (US) analyzer, noun
Word Origin
C17: back formation from analysis
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Word Origin and History for analyse

chiefly British English spelling of analyze (q.v.).

Analyse is better than analyze, but merely as being the one of the two equally indefensible forms that has won. The correct but now impossible form would be analysize (or analysise), with analysist for existing analyst. [Fowler]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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