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Definition determine or identify the nature of a problem or an illness
  • She diagnosed the disease as type 2 diabetes.
diagnosed = identified
  • She diagnosed the problem with my car. I needed a new air filter.
  • diagnosed = identified
  • What was her diagnosis?
  • diagnosis = identification of the cause of a problem
  • When I was little, I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • diagnosed = found to suffer from
  • It seemed as if all the realities of living there had finally settled in his mind, like hearing a final diagnosis of terminal cancer.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • diagnosis = identification of an illness
  • Yesterday a physician I shall not name diagnosed yellow fever in an elderly woman.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • diagnosed = identified (as the cause of an illness)
  • Mr. Bykovski's daughter, Esther, had been in my class until she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had to go away to a special school.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • diagnosed = found to suffer from
  • Should she have pushed the doctors harder for a clearer diagnosis?
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • diagnosis = identification of the cause of an illness
  • Now a fraction of its former size, it employed only two full-time technicians, and they were primarily concerned with diagnosing illnesses of New Yorkers who had traveled abroad.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • diagnosing = identifying the cause of illnesses
  • She testified that her conclusion of a live birth was a "diagnosis of exclusion"—that is, she could not find evidence that the baby was stillborn and did not have another explanation for his death.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • diagnosis = identification of the nature of something
  • His face was serious, as if giving a diagnosis.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • diagnosis = identification of an illness
  • Easy job he's got, diagnosis by phone.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • diagnosis = the identification of the cause of an illness
  • ...but I was different from Augustus: My final chapter was written upon diagnosis.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • diagnosis = identification of an illness
  • Beatty knocked his pipe into the palm of his pink hand, studied the ashes as if they were a symbol to be diagnosed and searched for meaning.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • diagnosed = analyzed and figured out
  • In the early stages they can't diagnose it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • diagnose = identify (the cause of an illness)
  • Today, over 50 percent of prison and jail inmates in the United States have a diagnosed mental illness, a rate nearly five times greater than that of the general adult population.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • diagnosed = identified
  • But youth had gained the upper hand; and, as frequently happens, in spite of prognostications and diagnoses, nature had amused herself by saving the sick man under the physician's very nose.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • diagnoses = identification of the cause of an illness
  • The irony was that if Dad was bipolar—or had any of a dozen disorders that might explain his behavior—the same paranoia that was a symptom of the illness would prevent its ever being diagnosed and treated.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • diagnosed = identified
  • I have been diagnosed with a fatal illness and would love to undergo the same procedure as you.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • diagnosed = found to have (a specific illness)
  • When I first received my diagnosis, I signed a DNR.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
diagnosis = explanation of the cause of an illness

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