Meaning of derive
Pronunciation: (di-rīv'), [key]
— v., -rived, -riv•ing.
- to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually fol. by from).
- to trace from a source or origin.
- to reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer.
- to produce or obtain (a substance) from another.
- to come from a source or origin; originate (often fol. by from).
- derive (Thesaurus)