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analyze

an·a·lyze

analyze

 
 
pronunciation:
ae n laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: analyzed, analyzes, analyzing
definition: to separate into parts for close scrutiny; examine.
If we analyze the problem, perhaps we can solve it.The police had the substance analyzed in the laboratory to see what it contained.
 
synonyms:
anatomize, break down, clarify, dissect, essay, examine, fractionate
similar words:
assess, evaluate, explicate, inquire, investigate, question, reason, reduce, study, survey, test
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The word analyze contains the following parts:
lys, lyt, -lyze Greek root that means break down, disintegrate