derive

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Derive is on the Academic Word List.

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Plain form
derive

Third-person singular
derives

Past tense
derived

Past participle
derived

Present participle
deriving

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If is derived from , comes from in the way that one idea comes from another.
    He derived a lot of pleasure from teaching.
    Many current theories about learning are derived from Piaget's earlier theories.

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