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Definition of derive from phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


derive from

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

derive from something


be derived from something

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 to come or develop from something The word “politics” is derived from a Greek word meaning “city.”

    derive something from something

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  1. 1(formal) to get something from something He derived great pleasure from painting.
  2. 2(technology) to obtain a substance from something The new drug is derived from fish oil.
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