Diagnose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəɡˈnoʊs|  American pronunciation of the word diagnose
Brit.  |ˈdʌɪəɡnəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word diagnose


- determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis (syn: name)
- subject to a medical analysis


The test is used to help in diagnosing heart disease.

Thousands of new cases have been diagnosed in the past year.

The doctor was unable to diagnose the skin condition.

a new doctor with little experience diagnosing patients

The mechanic was unable to diagnose the problem.

She has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Joe struggled in school before he was diagnosed as dyslexic.

The illness was diagnosed as mumps.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The rarity of the disease makes it difficult to diagnose.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: diagnose
he/she/it: diagnoses
present participle: diagnosing
past tense: diagnosed
past participle: diagnosed
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