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English verb: derive

1. derive (cognition) reason by deduction; establish by deduction

Synonymsdeduce, deduct, infer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)conclude, reason, reason out

Narrower (hyponym)elicit, extrapolate, surmise

Domain categorylogic, logical system, system of logic

2. derive (possession) obtain

SamplesDerive pleasure from one's garden.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)obtain

Narrower (hyponym)draw, reap

3. derive (change) come from

SamplesThe present name derives from an older form.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evolve

Verb groupcome, derive, descend

4. derive (change) develop or evolve from a latent or potential state


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)etymologise, etymologize

5. derive (stative) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

SamplesShe was descended from an old Italian noble family.
He comes from humble origins.

Synonymscome, descend

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Verb groupcome, derive, hail

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