psychoanalyze


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psychoanalyze

(sī′kō-ăn′ə-līz′)
tr.v. psychoana·lyzed, psychoana·lyzing, psychoana·lyzes
To analyze and treat by psychoanalysis.
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We don't want to psychoanalyze this; we just want to report it as it is."
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." The characters who tune into this higher source, however, do little but psychoanalyze each other, asking such probing questions as "How's childhood drama?"
I don't want to psychoanalyze her, but it seems that a lot of this resentment is the resentment of someone who perceives herself as an outsider, which is doubly sad because there is no inside club except in her imagination.
The problem lies with Perry's heavy-handed attempts to psychoanalyze Malcolm X, which overshadow any attempt to bring new insight to the inner struggles of the militant Muslim leader.
Straightforward and sensible, Mallon resists the temptation to psychoanalyze these writers, preferring instead to let them speak eloquently for themselves--although critics agreed that his own prose is every bit as moving.
"Am I going to go psychoanalyze every one of them and say, `Now listen, fellas, you know that this team, they've had a tough time and right now we're playing better.
The film aspires to psychoanalyze companies, concluding that they are sociopaths whose inhuman quest for money and power has huge costs for individuals and communities.
It also considers the more risky and speculative terrain of the 2001-2002 Argentine crisis vis-a-vis the temptations of some practitioners to psychoanalyze Argentine society rather than using psychoanalysis in order to inform their social, economic, or political interpretations as concerned citizens.
I'm not going to psychoanalyze someone I don't know, but the problem with the former cardinal Ratzinger is not what he feels but what he argues.
For that reason, Halley's book looked appealing, a peek at Hillary Clinton from someone who wasn't trying to psychoanalyze her--like Gail Sheehy--or destroy her--like the late Barbara Olson.
Mintegi uses her characters to psychoanalyze the feelings that accompany the act of falling in love.
Subjecting such films to ideological analysis is like trying to psychoanalyze one of the soulless pods from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.