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There are 5 meanings of the word Derive.

How to pronounce derive:


Derive - as a verb

Reason by deduction; establish by deduction

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conclude13reason6reason out
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Example: "Derive pleasure from one's garden"

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Obtain from a particular source

Example: "The present name derives from an older form"

Develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

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Come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

Example: "She was descended from an old italian noble family"

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Example Sentences

"I derive great pleasure from reading."
"She derives inspiration from nature."
"The company derives most of its revenue from advertising."
"They derived their information from reliable sources."
"We can derive the equation from these principles."
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Is DERIVE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, derive is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

DERIVE has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is DERIVE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, derive is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
DERIVE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 11.

Is DERIVE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, derive is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
DERIVE has a WORDFEUD points total of 10.

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