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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Analyze  \An"a*lyze\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Analyzed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Analyzing}.]  [Cf.  F.  analyser.  See  {Analysis}.] 
  To  subject  to  analysis;  to  resolve  (anything  complex)  into 
  its  elements;  to  separate  into  the  constituent  parts  for  the 
  purpose  of  an  examination  of  each  separately;  to  examine  in 
  such  a  manner  as  to  ascertain  the  elements  or  nature  of  the 
  thing  examined;  as  to  analyze  a  fossil  substance;  to  analyze 
  a  sentence  or  a  word  to  analyze  an  action  to  ascertain  its 
  morality. 
 
  No  one  I  presume,  can  analyze  the  sensations  of 
  pleasure  or  pain.  --Darwin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  analyze 
  v  1:  consider  in  detail  and  subject  to  an  analysis  in  order  to 
  discover  essential  features  or  meaning;  "analyze  a 
  sonnet  by  Shakespeare";  "analyze  the  evidence  in  a 
  criminal  trial";  "analyze  your  real  motives"  [syn:  {analyse}, 
  {study},  {examine}] 
  2:  make  a  mathematical,  chemical,  or  grammatical  analysis  of 
  break  down  into  components  or  essential  features;  "analyze 
  a  specimen";  "analyze  a  sentence";  "analyze  a  chemical 
  compound"  [syn:  {analyse},  {break  down},  {dissect},  {take 
  apart}]  [ant:  {synthesize}] 
  3:  break  down  into  components  or  essential  features;  "analyze 
  today's  financial  market" 
  4:  subject  to  psychoanalytic  treatment;  "I  was  analyzed  in 
  Vienna  by  a  famous  psychiatrist"  [syn:  {analyse},  {psychoanalyze}, 
  {psychoanalyse}] 




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