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to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of (opposed to ):
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., .
to :
a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.
Contemporary Examples

analyzed the health records of 3.5 million Americans and found that married people are less likely to suffer from heart disease.
P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks P. J. O’Rourke April 5, 2014

Historical Examples

analyzed by the chemist with all the appliances of his laboratory they keep their secret.
Natural Law in the Spiritual World Henry Drummond

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.
Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation George McCready Price

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.
The Business of Being a Woman Ida M. Tarbell

analyzed, these actions show the result of man’s environment.
Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson


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.


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