Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb derive

5 senses of derive

Sense 1
deduce, infer, deduct, derive -- (reason by deduction; establish by deduction)
       => reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

Sense 2
derive, gain -- (obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden")
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

Sense 3
derive -- (come from; "The present name derives from an older form")
       => evolve -- (undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago")

Sense 4
derive, educe -- (develop or evolve from a latent or potential state)
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 5
derive, come, descend -- (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")

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