V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to separate, analyze, and describe the grammar in a sentence

Synonyms: dissect, divide, part, define, deduce, analyze

Antonyms: assemble, combine

Tips: Think of the similar word part, as it means "to separate." Parse means "to take apart a sentence (or argument, data) and analyze its parts."

Usage Examples:

A good debater must be able to parse his opponent's argument in order to rebut it. (analyze, dissect)

If you parse the elements of the sentence, you'll see that the syntax is inconsistent. (dissect)

The English teacher often asks her students to parse their sentences. (dissect)

If you're not sure about the proper grammar use; parse your sentence and you'll figure it out. (dissect, analyze)

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