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Definition of derive:

  1. To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.
  2. To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
  3. To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; - followed by from.
  4. To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo- Saxon.
  5. 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.

Synonyms:

number, add up, componential analysis, upspring, decide, come by, recoup, reason, assay, fall, arrive at, appropriacy, settle, take in, aerate, total, canonical form, rise, realise, evoke, deduce, flow, come, advance, acquire, draw, gather, come from, deduct, derivative, get along, reach, make headway, elicit, bring, spring, excogitate, understand, guess, issue, calcify, draw out, win, find, judge, gain ground, deign, get together, derivation, subtract, condescend, conclude, behavior, issue forth, come down, make, pull in, profit, proceed, apposition, procure, affix, receive, balanced equation, extrapolate, determine, action, educe, realize, begin, obtain, reap, generalise, get ahead, bond, blend, stem, compound, benefit, earn, follow, emanate, evolve, builder, originate, infer, descend, behave, take, source, arise, hail, go down, take off, anaphora, start, origin, withhold, the carbon cycle, hit, extract, kin, assume, home, pull ahead, attain, spring from, gain, fare, generalize, put on, make out, come up, work out, occur, clear, do, adsorb, arrive, accept, come in, get, amount, bring in.

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