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dissect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dissect

  1. to identify and examine the basic elements or parts of (something) especially for discovering interrelationships <let's dissect the plot of this thriller to see what makes it thrilling> Synonyms anatomize, assay, break down, cut, deconstruct, analyzeRelated Words assess, diagnose, evaluate, examine, inspect, investigate, scrutinize; arrange, assort, catalog (or catalogue), categorize, classify, codify, diagram, enumerate, index, order, schematize, sort, tabulate; divide, reduce, segment, separate, subdivideNear Antonyms agglomerate, aggregate, amalgamate, assimilate, coalesce, conglomerate, consolidate, integrate, synthesize, unify




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