1. [ verb ] (logic) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
Synonyms: deduce infer deduct
Related terms: reason surmise extrapolate elicit carry_back logic inference deduction
2. [ verb ] obtain
Synonyms: gain

: "derive pleasure from one's garden"

Related terms: obtain reap
3. [ verb ] come from
Synonyms: come

"The present name derives from an older form"

Related terms: evolve evolve deriving
4. [ verb ] develop or evolve, esp. from a latent or potential state
Synonyms: educe
Related terms: make etymologize etymologise derivation
5. [ verb ] come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
Synonyms: descend come

"She was descended from an old Italian noble family" "he comes from humble origins"

Related terms: hail descendant derivation descent ancestry
Similar spelling:   derv