Thesaurus

dissect

Synonyms and Antonyms of dissect

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 of dissect
Words Related to dissect
Near Antonyms of dissect

Synonym Discussion of dissect

analyze, dissect, break down mean to divide a complex whole into its parts or elements. analyze suggests separating or distinguishing the component parts of something (such as a substance, a process, a situation) so as to discover its true nature or inner relationships.
    • analyzed the collected data
dissect suggests a searching analysis by laying bare parts or pieces for individual scrutiny.
    • commentators dissected every word of the speech
break down implies a reducing to simpler parts or divisions.
    • break down the budget


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dissect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!