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Definition 1: develop or evolve from a latent or potential state - [verb of change]

Synonyms for derive in the sense of this definition

(derive is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of derive ) give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)

"The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly" "Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing"

Definition 2: come from - [verb of change]

Samples where derive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The present name derives from an older form

(derive is a kind of ...) undergo development or evolution

"Modern man evolved a long time ago"

(derive has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 3: reason by deduction; establish by deduction - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for derive in the sense of this definition

(derive is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(... is a kind of derive ) gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

(... is a kind of derive ) infer from incomplete evidence

(... is a kind of derive ) derive by reason

"elicit a solution"

(derive belongs to category ...) a system of reasoning

Definition 4: obtain - [verb of possession]

Samples where derive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • derive pleasure from one's garden

Synonyms for derive in the sense of this definition

(derive is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of derive ) get or derive

"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

Definition 5: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example - [verb of stative]

Samples where derive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
  • he comes from humble origins

Synonyms for derive in the sense of this definition

(derive has a similar meaning as ...) come from

"The present name derives from an older form"

(derive has a similar meaning as ...) be a native of

"She hails from Kalamazoo"

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