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analyze

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Definition to examine and consider something in detail to better understand it

Much more rarely, you may see the British spell analyzes as analyses—which Americans use as the plural spelling for analysis.
  • When you analyze it, there was little risk.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
analyze = examine and consider
  • Phoebe pulled out the envelope with the unidentifiable hair strands. "Perhaps you could have these analyzed," she suggested.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • analyzed = examined to better understand
  • In a paper analyzing the data, Chetty and his coauthors noted two important factors that explained the uneven geographic distribution of opportunity: the prevalence of single parents and income segregation.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • analyzing = examining in detail to better understand
  • He'd been at college less than two months but had already stepped directly into the world he wanted, analyzing the stunning symmetry of the DNA molecule as if he'd crawled inside a glistening cathedral of coiling atoms and climbed the winding, acidic rungs of the helix.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • analyzing = examining in detail to better understand
  • He tried to analyze his unpopularity.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • analyze = examine
  • Had Nicholas been able to analyze his feelings he would have found that his steady, tender, and proud love of his wife rested on his feeling of wonder at her spirituality and at the lofty moral world, almost beyond his reach, in which she had her being.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • analyze = examine
  • Martin perceived that Wickett's snarls were partly a Clif Clawson misconception of humor, but partly a resentment, as great as Gottlieb's, of the morphological scientists who ticket things with the nicest little tickets, who name things and rename them and never analyze them.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • analyze = examine
  • It never entered his head to analyze the details of the sick man's situation, to consider how that body was lying under the quilt, how those emaciated legs and thighs and spine were lying huddled up, and whether they could not be made more comfortable, whether anything could not be done to make things, if not better, at least less bad.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • analyze = examine
  • But the man who says that the movement of the wheels is the cause refutes himself, for having once begun to analyze he ought to go on and explain further why the wheels go round; and till he has reached the ultimate cause of the movement of the locomotive in the pressure of steam in the boiler, he has no right to stop in his search for the cause.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • analyze = examine
  • I really don't know what sort of girl she is; I can't analyze her at all.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • analyze = examine and consider
  • I had hoped, at my departure, I would feel sure and knowledgeable about everything that lay ahead-after all, I had been "analyzed."
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • He decided he couldn't analyze it yet.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • She analyzed this conclusion and gradually came to understand that she didn't care.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • SNOOPER, POISON: radiation analyzer within the olfactory spectrum and keyed to detect poisonous substances.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • When Salander from time to time came up for air, she tried to analyse her feelings.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. American's spell it analyze.)
  • Who shall analyse those tears and say whether they were sweet or bitter?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. American's spell it analyze.)
  • I feel a sort of shiver run through me and there's no time to analyze why, because they're ready for us.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I analyzed their expressions as Aro turned back to us.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Now that YOU are home, alive and well, you have judged the judgments of others, analyzed their intentions, behaviors, personalities and motivations.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • No. In the interest of education and safety, everything they've done will be recorded, tracked, logged, analyzed—it's permanent.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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