overanalyze

verb

over·​an·​a·​lyze ˌō-vər-ˈa-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce overanalyze (audio)
overanalyzed; overanalyzing

transitive + intransitive

: to analyze (someone or something) excessively
… highlighting how being able to remember (and then overanalyze) past social situations can lead to distress.Kelsey Dallas
When winners feel doubt, they manage themselves—as fast as possible—away from the overwhelming tendency to hesitate, overthink, and overanalyze.Larry Weidel

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overanalyze was in 1895

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“Overanalyze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overanalyze. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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