c. 1600, "to dissect," from French analyser, from analyse (see analysis). Literature sense is attested from 1610s; meaning in chemistry dates from 1660s. General sense of "to examine closely" dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.
1. They will take that problem apart and analyze it in great detail.
2. We should analyze the cause and effect of this event.
3. The young man did not analyze the process of his captivation and enrapturement, for love to him was a mystery and could not be analyzed.
4. The teacher tried to analyze the cause of our failure.
5. Japan and the United States have invested in computer technology to monitor and analyze seismic activity .