derive derive  /də ˈraɪv/


  1. (v) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. (v) obtain
  3. (v) come from
  4. (v) develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
  5. (v) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example


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  1. It seems to me, however, that it could also derive from the women in her life.
  2. All these activities derive from essential places in us.
  3. Eden has seldom strayed beyond the polished confines of Westminster and Whitehall, and his public sense does not derive from an easy personal acquaintance with the common man.


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    iCORE has been providing commercial real estate services in over 267 major markets worldwide for the past 28 years. Now, in addition to offering superior commercial real estate services, iCORE will be able to provide clients with furniture solutions via CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company, to derive superior value from their real estate. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. As federal agencies trim fat, contracts feed billions in profits to 59 companies

    As lawmakers take up austerity measures and the Defense Department and other agencies grapple with difficult budget choices, some contracting companies that derive their income entirely from the federal government have grown increasingly fat. Last year, 59 major publicly traded government contractors earned a combined $36 billion in profits nearly ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Stock Upgrades: Adobe Systems Incorporated Is No 'Flash' in the Pan

    Early buzz about The Wolf of Wall Street centers on the enjoyment its characters derive from dwarf tossing . Yet with the small cap Russell 2000 Index (^RUT) having just hit the highest
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "In these moments of sorrow and sadness, we must never forget why we are in Afghanistan and why people are making the sacrifice that they are making," Brown said Sunday. "Three-quarters of the terrorist plots that hit Britain derive from the...
    on Aug 16, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  2. "It's a function of revenues, and we were not really able to derive any revenues out of (Dolphin Stadium)," Loria said about a payroll that will be among the lowest in the league for the third consecutive season. "As we get closer to the...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Jeffrey Loria Source: Palm Beach Post

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