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[an-l-ahyz] /ˈæn lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), analyzed, analyzing.
to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of (opposed to synthesize):
to analyze an argument.
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 subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., analysis.
to psychoanalyze:
a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.
Also, especially British, analyse.
Origin of analyze
1595-1605; back formation from analysis (or from its Latin or Gk sources), with -ys- taken as -ize
Related forms
analyzable, adjective
analyzability, noun
analyzation, noun
misanalyze, verb (used with object), misanalyzed, misanalyzing.
nonanalyzable, adjective
nonanalyzed, adjective
overanalyze, verb, overanalyzed, overanalyzing.
reanalyzable, adjective
reanalyze, verb (used with object), reanalyzed, reanalyzing.
unanalyzable, adjective
unanalyzably, adverb
unanalyzed, adjective
unanalyzing, adjective
well-analyzed, adjective
1. break down. 2. explicate.
1. synthesize. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • analyzed by the chemist with all the appliances of his laboratory they keep their secret.

  • analyzed Tycho's observations to find the true law of motion of Mars.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • analyzed once more the case against him was considered quite as strong, even if not stronger than that against the detective.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • analyzed by the chemist, with all the appliances of his laboratory, they keep their secret.

  • analyzed after the fact, the trouble was vicarious, and for Tom.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • analyzed by Sepp, p. 685, who inadvertently speaks of it as “nach irischer Sage.”

    The Grateful Dead Gordon Hall Gerould
  • analyzed, it was a logical consequence of the social and political conditions under which the boys had been brought up.

  • analyzed, these actions show the result of man's environment.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
Word Origin and History for analyzed



c.1600, "to dissect," from French analyser, from analyse (see analysis). Literature sense is attested from 1610s; meaning in chemistry dates from 1660s. General sense of "to examine closely" dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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