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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 of dissect anatomize, assay, break down, cut, deconstruct, analyzeWords Related to dissect 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 of dissect agglomerate, aggregate, amalgamate, assimilate, coalesce, conglomerate, consolidate, integrate, synthesize, unify

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


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