• IPA: /dəˈɹaɪv/

derive (derives, present participle deriving; past and past participle derived)

  1. (transitive) To obtain or receive (something) from something else.
  2. (transitive, logic) To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
  3. (transitive, linguistics) To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
  4. (transitive, chemistry) To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
  5. (intransitive) To originate or stem (from).
  6. To turn the course of (water, etc.); to divert and distribute into subordinate channels.
    • Holland
      For fear it [water] choke up the pits […] they [the workman] derive it by other drains.
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