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1. derive

verb. ['dɝˈaɪv'] reason by deduction; establish by deduction.

Synonyms

  • infer
  • deduce
  • conclude
  • elicit
  • extrapolate
  • surmise
  • reason
  • reason out

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • break even
  • bottom out
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • deriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deriver (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Derive

  • contrive
  • deprive
  • survive
  • strive
  • revive
  • connive
  • thrive
  • o'five
  • drive
  • dr.
  • clyve
  • clive
  • alive
  • vive
  • shive
  • live
  • jive
  • hive
  • five
  • dive
  • arrive
  • i've

How do you pronounce derive?

Pronounce derive as dəraɪv.

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Example sentences of the word derive


1. Verb, base form
To do this, they make use of the half life equation, which is easy to derive.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The perfect body measurements for men derive from having a proportionate build and the ideal male body shape.

Quotes containing the word derive


1. So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
- Haniel Long

2. I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
- Srikumar Rao

3. What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

2. derive

verb. ['dɝˈaɪv'] obtain.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • gain
  • obtain

Antonyms

  • level
  • break
  • unmake
  • stay

Etymology

  • deriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deriver (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. derive

verb. ['dɝˈaɪv'] come from.

Synonyms

  • come
  • descend

Antonyms

  • insanity
  • indication
  • contraindication

Etymology

  • deriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deriver (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. derive

verb. ['dɝˈaɪv'] develop or evolve from a latent or potential state.

Synonyms

  • etymologize
  • create
  • etymologise
  • educe

Antonyms

  • lose
  • disbelieve
  • disagree
  • begin

Etymology

  • deriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deriver (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. derive

verb. ['dɝˈaɪv'] come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example.

Synonyms

  • descend
  • come

Antonyms

  • spread
  • adduct
  • push

Etymology

  • deriven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deriver (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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