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diagnose

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verb di·ag·nose \ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\

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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of diagnose

diagnosed

diagnosing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms b :  to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>

  3. 2 :  to analyze the cause or nature of <diagnose the problem>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make a diagnosis

diagnosable

or

diagnoseable

play \ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\ adjective

Examples of diagnose in a sentence

  1. The test is used to help in diagnosing heart disease.

  2. Thousands of new cases have been diagnosed in the past year.

  3. The doctor was unable to diagnose the skin condition.

  4. a new doctor with little experience diagnosing patients

  5. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the problem.



Origin and Etymology of diagnose

back-formation from diagnosis


First Known Use: circa 1859


DIAGNOSE Defined for Kids

diagnose

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verb di·ag·nose \ˈdī-əg-ˌnōs\

Definition of diagnose for Students

diagnosed

diagnosing

  1. :  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms <The test is used for diagnosing strep throat.>




Medical Dictionary

diagnose

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verb di·ag·nose \ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\

Medical Definition of diagnose

diagnosed

;

diagnosing

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms

  4. 2:  to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to make a diagnosis

diagnosable

also

diagnoseable

\ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\play adjective



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