Definition of 'derive'
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There is great pleasure to be derived from plain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They expect these benefits to derive from reductions in energy consumption and cost savings in industry processes. Computing (2010)One of his oldest friends suggested his support for such people derived from his own disadvantaged childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Part of the reason for this discrepancy may derive from different judicial approaches to evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are going directly to the source of consciousness from which such usage derives. Music and the Elemental Psyche: A Practical Guide to Music and Changing Consciousness (1987)The end is the benefits derived from staying in power. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)They derive from the fact that he has been clear. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One factor that makes sport particularly beneficial may be derived from interactions with other people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their pleasures derive from fulfilling internal wishes and desires and they find solitude easy to bear. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Our frustration and wickedness possibly derives from that fact. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These borrowers will no longer be able to claim that part of their income derives from this source. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The advice from the specialist is that it will take time to derive full benefit from the surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you are sensitive to soy you can derive the benefits from supplements or pills rather than the food itself. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)The minister may have derived further comfort from the fact that things are looking a little brighter than they have in previous years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The real pleasure was derived from the apparent wealth of seating available on British public transport. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After all, she derived less pleasure from the encounter than he. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Thus the fund executives derive direct personal benefit from short-selling to the detriment of their clients. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The beauty of football lies in the drama, and the drama derives from the fact that the result is hard to predict. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If the staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, a lot can be learnt and a great deal of pleasure derived by shopping in the right place. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)Not only insights and illustrations but the whole direction of the proclamation can be derived from the people who need the Living Word. Christianity Today (2000)Who wouldn't want to sip something that sharpens the mind, especially when it is said to be derived from natural sources? Times, Sunday Times (2014)That said, elderly people do derive much of their happiness from the same things as anyone else, and especially from personal relationships. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)When elected officials accept that their power derives from the people and not just from the nation's elite, true democracy can be established. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)There is also a growing awareness of just how much our notions of political democracy, of freedom itself, are derived from indigenous peoples. Red Hunting in the Promised Land: Anticommunism and the Making of America (1994)
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Translations for 'derive'
British English: derive VERB
If you derive something such as pleasure or benefit from a person or from something, you get it from them.
He is one of those happy people who derive pleasure from helping others.
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