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

  Analyze \An"a*lyze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Analyzed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Analyzing.] [Cf. F. analyser. See Analysis.]
     1. To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into
        its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for
        the purpose of an examination of each separately; to
        examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or
        nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in
        order to discover essential features or meaning; as, to
        analyze an action to ascertain its morality; to analyse a
        sonnet by Shakespeare; to analyse the evidence in a
        criminal trial; to analyse your real motives.
     Syn: analyze, study, examine
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
                No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of
                pleasure or pain.                   --Darwin.
          [1913 Webster]
     2. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of;
        break down into components or essential features; as, to
        analyse a specimen; to analyze a fossil substance; to
        analyze a sentence or a word; to analyse a chemical
     Syn: analyze, break down, dissect, take apart.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. subject to psychoanalytic treatment. I was analysed in
        Vienna by a famous psychiatrist
     Syn: analyze, psychoanalyze, psychoanalyse.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to
           discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet
           by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal
           trial"; "analyze your real motives" [syn: analyze,
           analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas]
      2: make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of;
         break down into components or essential features; "analyze a
         specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical
         compound" [syn: analyze, analyse, break down,
         dissect, take apart] [ant: synthesise, synthesize]
      3: break down into components or essential features; "analyze
         today's financial market" [syn: analyze, analyse]
      4: subject to psychoanalytic treatment; "I was analyzed in
         Vienna by a famous psychiatrist" [syn: analyze, analyse,
         psychoanalyze, psychoanalyse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "analyze":
     air, alphabetize, anatomize, apply reason, arrange, assay, assort,
     atomize, bracket, break down, break up, canvass, catalog,
     categorize, change, chop logic, class, classify, codify,
     comment upon, conjugate, consider, contradistinguish, controvert,
     deal with, debate, decline, decompose, deduce, deliberate,
     deliberate upon, demarcate, demark, desynonymize, difference,
     differentiate, digest, discourse about, discriminate, discuss,
     disequalize, disjoin, dissect, distinguish, diversify, divide,
     draw the line, examine, exchange views, file, generalize, go into,
     grade, group, handle, hyphenate, hypothesize, index, individualize,
     individuate, infer, inflect, inspect, intellectualize, investigate,
     knock around, list, logicalize, logicize, make a distinction, mark,
     mark off, mark out, mark the interface, modify, order,
     parenthesize, parse, part, particularize, pass under review,
     personalize, philosophize, pick out, pigeonhole, place, point,
     provide a rationale, punctuate, range, rank, rap, rate,
     rationalize, reason, reason about, reason the point, reduce,
     reduce to elements, refine a distinction, resolve, review, screen,
     screen out, scrutinize, segment, segregate, select, separate,
     set a limit, set apart, set off, sever, severalize, sieve,
     sieve out, sift, sift out, sort, sort out, specialize, split hairs,
     study, subdivide, subtilize, syllogize, synthesize, tabulate,
     take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, theorize,
     thresh out, treat, type, use reason, vary, ventilate, winnow

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