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verb [transitive] diagnose pronunciation in British English /ˈdaɪəɡnəʊz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydiagnose
he/she/itdiagnoses
present participlediagnosing
past tensediagnosed
past participlediagnosed
  1. 1
    to find out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them
    These questions help doctors diagnose personality disorders.
    diagnose someone with something: When Eva was first diagnosed with cancer she was twenty.
    diagnose someone/something as something: A psychiatrist diagnosed her as severely depressed.
  2. 2
    to find out why something such as a piece of equipment or software is not working
    Scanning software can diagnose general disk faults.

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