WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•rive /dɪˈraɪv/USA pronunciation   v.,  -rived, -riv•ing. 
  1. [ + obj + from + obj] to receive from another source;
    glean:derives great satisfaction from her children.
  2. 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.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•rive  (di rīv),USA pronunciation v.,  -rived, -riv•ing. 
  1. to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually fol. by from).
  2. to trace from a source or origin.
  3. to reach or obtain by reasoning;
  4. Chemistryto produce or obtain (a substance) from another.

  1. to come from a source or origin;
    originate (often fol. by from).
de•riva•ble, adj. 
de•river, n. 
  • 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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