derive (v)
obtain something from (a specified source). / to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually followed by from). / to get a chemical substance from another substance
More Examples
The process used to derive criteria commenced with a general view of the learning objectives to be focused upon. A country can also derive export revenue from service income, e.g. shipping and tourism, together with remittances from overseas workers. Which suggests that the life patterns imposed on infants in fact derive from biological need. They also denote deliberate obfuscations deriving from Dada and Surrealism. This Board rejected both these submissions and held that the profits did not arise in or derive from Hong Kong. One of the first commercial products to derive from this biotechnology is likely to be genetically engineered tomatoes. Throughout his early adult life he passed from one religious system to another, unable to derive lasting spiritual satisfaction form any.
About Word
If you want to talk about something that comes from something else, but you want to sound sophisticated and maybe financial or scientific, use derive, like so: That scent? It's derived from a solution of roses boiled with toothpicks. The word derive derives from (see how we did that?) the Latin rivus or stream, as in water. That image of the stream may help you remember the meaning of derive; you may picture tracing tiny streams back to their main source. Derive is a verb, as you can see, but it's often in the news in the noun form derivative: something that is derived from something else, as in "juice is a derivative of an orange."
late 14c., from Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate," from Latin derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source" (in Late Latin also "to derive"), from phrase de rivo (de "from" + rivus "stream;" see rivulet ). Etymological sense is 1550s. Related: Derived ; deriving.

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