WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•rive /dɪˈraɪv/USA pronunciation v., -rived, -riv•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- [ ~ + obj + from + obj] to receive from another source;
glean:derives great satisfaction from her children.
- to come from or trace from a source or origin: [ ~ + obj + from + obj]:We can derive the word deduct from Latin.[ ~ + from + obj]:The word deduct derives from Latin.
de•rive (di rīv′),USA pronunciation v., -rived, -riv•ing.
- to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually fol. by from).
- to trace from a source or origin.
- to reach or obtain by reasoning;
- Chemistryto produce or obtain (a substance) from another.
- to come from a source or origin;
originate (often fol. by from).
- Latin dērīvāre to lead off, equivalent. to dē- de- + rīv(us) a stream + -āre infinitive suffix
- Anglo-French, Old French deriver
- Middle English diriven, deriven to flow, draw from, spring 1350–1400
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged gain, attain, glean, gather, reap, net.
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