Simple Definition of diagnose
: to recognize (a disease, illness, etc.) by examining someone
: to recognize a disease, illness, etc., in (someone)
: to find the cause of (a problem)
Full Definition of diagnose
1 a : to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms b : to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>
2 : to analyze the cause or nature of <diagnose the problem>
: to make a diagnosis
diagnoseableplay \ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\ adjective
Examples of diagnose in a sentence
The test is used to help in diagnosing heart disease.
Thousands of new cases have been diagnosed in the past year.
The doctor was unable to diagnose the skin condition.
a new doctor with little experience diagnosing patients
The mechanic was unable to diagnose the problem.
Origin and Etymology of diagnose
back-formation from diagnosis
First Known Use: circa 1859
Rhymes with diagnose
adios, adipose, bellicose, calvados, cellulose, comatose, grandiose, granulose, Helios, lachrymose, megadose, otiose, overdose, racemose, Shabuoth, tuberose, varicose, ventricose
DIAGNOSE Defined for Kids
Definition of diagnose for Students
: to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms <The test is used for diagnosing strep throat.>
Medical Definition of diagnose
transitive verb: to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms
2: to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>
intransitive verb: to make a diagnosis
diagnoseable\ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\play adjective
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