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an·a·lyze  audio  (n-lz) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing, an·a·lyz·es
  1. To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
  2. Chemistry To make a chemical analysis of.
  3. Mathematics To make a mathematical analysis of.
  4. To psychoanalyze.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps from French analyser, from analyse, analysis, from Greek analusis ; see analysis

OTHER FORMS:
ana·lyza·ble(Adjective), ana·ly·zation  (-l-zshn) KEY (Noun), ana·lyzer(Noun)

SYNONYMS:
analyze, anatomize, dissect

These verbs mean to separate into constituent parts for study: analyze a chemical substance; a book that anatomizes 19th-century European history; medical students dissecting cadavers.


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