Can I only use the word "analyze" for an investigation? Or can I use it for a casual situation as well?
The word "analyze" isn't only used for investigations! However, you do use it in formal situations and contexts. For example, analyzing text, maybe for an essay, analyzing data on a computer, or medical analyzes. You can also use it with big concepts and ideas. Ex: I analyzed the text, but I couldn't find a good quote for my essay. Ex: The tech team came back with the data analysis for the new product. Ex: To get to my conclusion, I analyzed the meaning of life. Ex: After a thorough medical analysis, we have determined that you will be better soon.
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