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Verb: analyze  'a-nu,lIz
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: analyse)
  1. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare";
    - analyse [Brit, Cdn], study, examine, canvass
  2. Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    "analyze a specimen";
    - analyse [Brit, Cdn], break down, dissect, take apart
  3. (psychiatry) subject to psychoanalytic treatment
    "I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist";
    - analyse [Brit, Cdn], psychoanalyze [N. Amer], psychoanalyse [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: analyzed, analyzes, analyzing

Type of: care for, treat

Encyclopedia: Analyze