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an·a·lyze / ˈanlˌīz/ (Brit. an·a·lyse) • v. [tr.] examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, esp. information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation: we need to analyze our results more clearly. ∎  discover or reveal (something) through such examination: he tried to analyze exactly what was going on. ∎  psychoanalyze (someone). ∎  identify and measure the chemical constituents of (a substance or specimen). ∎  Gram. resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements; parse.DERIVATIVES: an·a·lyz·a·ble / ˌanəˈlīzəbəl/·a·lyz·er n.