analyze Definition

to examine something in detail, in order to understand it better or discover more about it.

Using analyze: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "analyze" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The data was analyzed to identify patterns and trends.

  • Example

    She analyzed the poem in her literature class.

  • Example

    The scientist analyzed the chemical composition of the sample.

analyze Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for analyze

Antonyms for analyze

Phrases with analyze

  • over-analyze

    to think about or examine something too much or too deeply, often leading to unnecessary worry or stress


    She tends to over-analyze every decision she makes, which causes her a lot of anxiety.

  • to carefully consider all aspects of a situation before making a decision or taking action


    Before we make any decisions, we need to analyze the situation and gather all the relevant information.

  • to examine data in order to draw conclusions or identify patterns and trends


    The researchers spent months analyzing the data from their study before publishing their findings.

Origins of analyze

from Greek 'analusis', meaning 'dissolution'


Summary: analyze in Brief

'Analyze' [ˈænəlaɪz] means to examine something in detail in order to understand it better or discover more about it. It is often used in scientific research, literary analysis, and decision-making processes. Phrases like 'over-analyze' and 'analyze data' extend the use of 'analyze' to denote excessive examination and specific types of examination, respectively.

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