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Definition of Derive

Derive

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

Derive Quotations

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

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
George Washington

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

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Blaise Pascal

I don't think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn't be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment, and others draw it from extreme sorrow.
Abhishek Bachchan
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Derive Translations

derive in Dutch is aftappen
derive in German is ableiten, Ableitung, ableiten
derive in Italian is derivare, derivazione
derive in Norwegian is avlede, utlede
derive in Spanish is derivar
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