Share this entry

diagnose
American English: /ˌdaɪəɡˈnoʊs/
British English: /ˈdʌɪəɡnəʊz/
, /dʌɪəɡˈnəʊz/

Translation of diagnose in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (Medicine)
    (illness)
    the doctor diagnosed her as epileptic
    el médico le diagnosticó epilepsia
    I was wrongly diagnosed
    no acertaron or se equivocaron con el diagnóstico
    Example sentences
    • Would this woman have been given such advice if her unborn child was not diagnosed as having the condition?
    • Pollyanna was just six weeks old when she was diagnosed as having the condition.
    • George was diagnosed with the potentially deadly condition days after his second birthday.
    1.2
    (cause/fault)
    Example sentences
    • Doctors usually diagnose the disease after studying the symptoms, and excluding other possible causes.
    • The surgeon diagnoses the problem by barium enema or a colonoscopy and schedules surgery.
    • Generally speaking, a team that includes both a speech therapist and surgeon working together best diagnoses these problems.

Definition of diagnose in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day

    portero

    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.