Simple Definition of analyze
: to study (something) closely and carefully : to learn the nature and relationship of the parts of (something) by a close and careful examination
: to study the emotions and thoughts of (someone) by using psychoanalysis
Full Definition of analyze
Examples of analyze in a sentence
While Wroe offers some basic biographical information and quotes copiously from Shelley's writings, she does not tell a chronological story or analyze individual poems. —Adam Kirsch, New Yorker, 27 Aug. 2007
They are not doing the math. Doing the math would mean demonstrating that the voters' intuitive judgments are roughly what they would get if they analyzed the likely effects of candidates' policies, and this is a difficult calculation to perform. —Louis Menand, New Yorker, 30 Aug. 2004
Ms. Magazine's online daily weblog, written by Christine Cupaiuolo, analyzes the representation of women in media and popular culture. Here are excerpts from recent postings. —Ms., Fall 2003
The data was recorded and analyzed by computer.
We took the sample to be chemically analyzed by a lab.
Researchers are busy analyzing the results of the study.
The bacteria were analyzed under a powerful microscope.
Origin of analyze
probably irregular from analysis
First Known Use: 1587
Synonym Discussion of analyze
ANALYZE Defined for Kids
Definition of analyze for Students
1 : to examine something to find out what it is or what makes it work <The bacteria were analyzed under a powerful microscope.>
2 : to study carefully to understand the nature or meaning of <analyze a problem>
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