diagnose: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dī'ug-nōs", -nōz", dī"ug-nōs', -nōz'), [key]
— v., -nosed, -nos•ing.
- to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination: The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza.
- to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms: The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock.
- to classify or determine on the basis of scientific examination.
- to make a diagnosis.
- diagnose (Thesaurus)