Analyze An"a*lyze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Analyzed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Analyzing}.] [Cf. F. analyser. See {Analysis}.] 1. To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning; as, to analyze an action to ascertain its morality; to analyse a sonnet by Shakespeare; to analyse the evidence in a criminal trial; to analyse your real motives.

Syn: analyze, study, examine [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of pleasure or pain. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

2. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; as, to analyse a specimen; to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyse a chemical compound.

Syn: analyze, break down, dissect, take apart. [WordNet 1.5]

3. subject to psychoanalytic treatment. I was analysed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist

Syn: analyze, psychoanalyze, psychoanalyse. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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