Translation of "derive" - English-French dictionary


verb /diˈraiv/

(with from)

to come or develop from

dériver (de)
The word ‘psychology’ is derived from Greek.

to draw or take from (a source or origin)

tirer (de)
We derive comfort from his presence.
derivation /deri-/ noun

the source or origin (of a word etc).


the process of deriving.

derivative /diˈrivətiv/ adjective

derived from something else and not original.

sans originalité

(Translation of “derive” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)