Definition of analyze
- chemically analyze a specimen
- analyze a sentence
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.
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First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
: 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
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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