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derive (make)

Definition:

to develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Related to:

derivation | derivative

Past tense:

derived

Present participle:

deriving

3rd-person singular present:

derives

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

etymologize

Synonyms:

educe

Etymology:

Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate", from Latin derivare...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of derive...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Deductive reasoning | deductive logic | logical deduction | "top-down" logic

the process of reasoning from one or more general statements to reach a logically certain conclusion. Deductive reasoning links premises with conclusions. If all premises are true, the terms are clear, and the rules of deductive logic are followed,... (39 of 1989 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Deductive reasoning

Collins Dictionary:

educe | educible [adjective, derived]

to evolve or develop, especially from a latent or potential state | to draw out or elicit (information, solutions, etc) (19 of 296 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/educe

Merriam-Webster:

educe | educed [past tense] | educing [present participle] | deduce [synonym, sense-specific] | elicit [synonym, sense-specific] | evoke [synonym, sense-specific] | inspire [synonym, sense-specific] | raise [synonym, sense-specific] | drag [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to bring out (as something latent) | "deduce" (7 of 219 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/educe

Oxford Dictionary:

educe | eduction [derived]

[transitive, formal] : bring out or develop (something latent or potential) | infer (something) from data (15 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/educe

American Heritage Dictionary:

educe | educed [past tense] | educing [present participle] | educes [3rd-person singular present] | educible [adjective, related] | eduction [noun, related]

To draw or bring out; elicit. | To assume or work out from given facts; deduce. (15 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/educe

Random House Dictionary:

educe | educed [past tense] | educing [present participle]

to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop. | to infer or deduce. (17 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/educe

New World Dictionary:

educe | educed [past tense] | educing [present participle] | educible [adjective, related] | eduction [noun, related]

to draw out; elicit | to infer from data; deduce (9 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/educe

Wiktionary:

educe | educed [past tense] | educing [present participle] | educes [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To draw out or bring out; elicit or evoke | [transitive] To infer or deduce. (15 of 16 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/educe

Macmillan British Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to receive or obtain something from something else ; [intransitive] to have something as an origin | [transitive, chemistry] to get a ... (22 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/derive

Cambridge Dictionary:

derive | derive something from something

to get something from something else (6 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/derive

Columbia Encyclopedia:

inflection | agglutination | conjugation | declension | derivation

in grammar. In many languages, words or parts of words are arranged in formally similar sets consisting of a root, or base, and various affixes. Thus ... (26 of 389 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0825193​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

derivation [traditional grammar]

in descriptive linguistics and traditional grammar, the formation of a word by changing the form of the base or by adding affixes to it. It's a major ... (27 of 86 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/158506​/derivation

Encarta Dictionary:

educe | educed [past tense] | educing [present participle] | educes [3rd-person singular present]

to elicit or derive something, e.g. a conclusion | to make something latent develop or appear (15 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607559​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

derive

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate", from Latin derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source" ... (27 of 47 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=derive

Wiktionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English deriven, from Old French deriver, from Latin derivare ("to lead, turn, or draw off (a liquid), draw off, derive"), from de ("away") + rivus ("a stream"); see rival.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/derive

Oxford Dictionary:

derive | derive something from | derive from | be derived from

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "draw a fluid through or into a channel"): from Old French deriver or Latin derivare, from de- ... (23 of 28 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/derive

New World Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle]

Origin: Middle English deriven from Old French deriver from Latin derivare, to divert, originally, to turn a stream from its channel from ... (21 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/derive

American Heritage Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English deriven, to be derived from, from Old French deriver, from Latin dērīvāre, to derive, draw ... (17 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/derive

Collins Dictionary:

derive

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French deriver to spring from, from Latin dērīvāre to draw off, from de- + rīvus a stream

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/derive

Merriam-Webster:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French deriver, from Latin derivare, literally, to draw off (water), from de- + rivus stream

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/derive

Encarta Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin derivare "draw off water through a channel" from rivus "stream"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603936​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "derive"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/derive

Collins Dictionary:

derive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "derive"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/derive

Macmillan American Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "derive"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/derive

Macmillan British Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "derive"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/derive

Cambridge Dictionary:

derive

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "derive"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "derive"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/derive

the Free Dictionary:

derive

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "derive"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "derive"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "derive" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

derive | derived [past tense] | deriving [present participle] | derives [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "derive"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

derive

Audio: North American pronunciation of "derive"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=derive​01 word=derive

YourDictionary Audio:

derive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "derive" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

derive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "derive" by speech synthesizer

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