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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.


Synonymsgain


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


Synonymseduce


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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