diagnose-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Determine the nature of a non-medical problem.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] DIAGNOSE NP2[patient[inanimate]] NP1[agent] DIAGNOSE NP2[patient[abstract]]

We must diagnose the situation carefully or there will be political
He diagnosed the computer problem correctly.
Don't diagnose blame without looking at the evidence!

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Determine the nature of a medical or psychological problem.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DIAGNOSE NP2[patient[animate]]

John diagnosed Mary with acute violent tendencies.
The vet diagnosed the dog with cancer.
It's hard to diagnose a patient presenting these symptoms.

VerbNet: characterize-29.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: diagnose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2