analyze (v.)

c. 1600, of material things, "to dissect, take to pieces," from French analyser, from the noun analyse "analysis" (see analysis). Of literature, "examine critically to get the essence of," from 1610s; meaning in chemistry ("resolve a compound into elements") dates from 1660s. General sense of "to examine closely" dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.

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Definitions of analyze from WordNet

analyze (v.)
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;
analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
analyze your real motives
Synonyms: analyse / study / examine / canvass
analyze (v.)
make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features;
analyze a sentence
analyze a specimen
analyze a chemical compound
Synonyms: analyse / break down / dissect / take apart
analyze (v.)
break down into components or essential features;
analyze today's financial market
Synonyms: analyse
analyze (v.)
subject to psychoanalytic treatment;
I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist
Synonyms: analyse / psychoanalyze / psychoanalyse