Associations to the word «Derive»


DERIVE, verb. (transitive) To obtain or receive (something) from something else.
DERIVE, verb. (transitive) (logic) To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
DERIVE, verb. (transitive) (linguistics) To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
DERIVE, verb. (transitive) (chemistry) To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
DERIVE, verb. (intransitive) To originate or stem (from).
DERIVE, verb. To turn the course of (water, etc.); to divert and distribute into subordinate channels.

Dictionary definition

DERIVE, verb. Reason by deduction; establish by deduction.
DERIVE, verb. Obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden".
DERIVE, verb. Come from; "The present name derives from an older form".
DERIVE, verb. Develop or evolve from a latent or potential state.
DERIVE, verb. Come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins".

Wise words

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