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 for parse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  parse \parse\ (p[aum]rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. parsed
     (p[aum]rst); p. pr. & vb. n. parsing.] [L. pars a part;
     pars orationis a part of speech. See Part, n.] (Gram.)
     To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the
     several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by
     government or agreement; to analyze and describe
     [1913 Webster]
           Let him construe the letter into English, and parse it
           over perfectly.                          --Ascham.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure
           to (a sentence)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "parse":
     analyze, block out, bracket, conjugate, decline, detail, enumerate,
     hyphenate, inflect, itemize, mark, number, outline, parenthesize,
     point, punctuate, resolve, scan, schematize

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. To determine the syntactic structure of a sentence or other utterance
      (close to the standard English meaning). ?That was the one I saw you.? ?I
      can't parse that.?
      2. More generally, to understand or comprehend. ?It's very simple; you just
      kretch the glims and then aos the zotz.? ?I can't parse that.?
      3. Of fish, to have to remove the bones yourself. ?I object to parsing fish
      ?, means ?I don't want to get a whole fish, but a sliced one is okay?. A
      parsed fish has been deboned. There is some controversy over whether
      unparsed should mean ?bony?, or also mean ?deboned?.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      An algorithm or program to determine the
     syntactic structure of ("to parse") a sentence or string of
     symbols in some language.  A parser normally takes as input
     a sequence of tokens output by a lexical analyser.  It may
     produce some kind of abstract syntax tree as output.  A
     parser may be produced automatically from a grammar by a
     parser generator such as yacc.
     A parser is normally part of some larger program, like a
     compiler, which takes the output of the parser and attempts
     to extract meaning from it in some way, e.g. translating it
     into another language.

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