[ UK /dɪɹˈa‍ɪv/ ]
[ US /dɝˈaɪv/ ]
  1. obtain
    derive pleasure from one's garden
  2. reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  3. come from
    The present name derives from an older form
  4. develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
  5. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    he comes from humble origins
    She was descended from an old Italian noble family
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How To Use derive In A Sentence

  • Thereafter thought, weighing the truth or falseness of the notion, determines what is true: and this explains the Greek word for thought, dianoia, which is derived from dianoein, meaning to think and discriminate. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • Their readings have roots in and derive their stimulus from historical and political schema of dissent outlined in the biblical narratives.
  • From the past sorrows, we derive our self-respect to love our compatriots.
  • Many students derived enormous satisfaction from the course.
  • The warnings that permeate Polonius's speeches derive from his misperception of controlling his daughter's sexuality.
  • The dangers for girls were especially acute: “It is estimated that two-thirds of the girls who appear before the Court charged with immorality owe their misfortune to influences derived directly from the movies, either from the pictures themselves or in the ‘picking up’ of male acquaintances at the theatre!” A Renegade History of the United States
  • This is derived from my recipe for “Almonzano” from my book "Nonna's Italian Kitchen", but Dori from the bakehouse blog suggested using okara in it instead of almonds. A PRACTICAL WAY TO USE OKARA
  • [12] The original reference to experience from which the meaning of the term astronavigation should be derived is not essentially "space-travel," but forms of transoceanic navigation which take into account the effects specific to changes in specific astronomical experiences, from fixed to variable, which are relevant to transoceanic navigation within what had appeared, initially, as a permanently fixed set of changes within the ordering of the planets or specifically stellar phenomena. LaRouche's Latest
  • Ajmal Aqtash, writes that, "The exhibition traces the evolution of Lalvani's genomic art as filtered through two major series, AlgoRhythms ™ and XURF ™, each exploring Lalvani's principal concern with the relationship between genetic codes and sculptural creation, and more specifically, between" genomics "- sculpture derived from formal rules, and" epigenomics "- works created through external agents like forces, respectively. Steven Mesler: Form Follows Force: Haresh Lalvani
  • The payroll figures are derived from a poll of employers. Times, Sunday Times
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