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diagnose

di·ag·nose

diagnose

 
 
pronunciation:
daI g nos
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: diagnosed, diagnoses, diagnosing
definition 1: to determine the identity of (a disease) by examination.
He was shocked when the doctor diagnosed cancer.
definition 2: to determine the identity of a disease in.
He's been to the doctor, but he hasn't been diagnosed yet.The doctor diagnosed the girl with anemia.
definition 3: to ascertain, by analysis, the cause of (a problem).
The mechanic diagnosed the problem as a broken axle.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a diagnosis.
derivation: diagnosable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word diagnose contains the following parts:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy Greek root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
cogn, cognit, gnor