Definition and Meanings for derive
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Part of Speech of derive
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of derive
Meaning of derive
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.
- to receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.
- to trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the anglo-saxon.
- to obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
as intransitive verb
- to flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.