Meaning of “derive” in the English Dictionary

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"derive" in British English

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deriveverb

uk /dɪˈraɪv/ us /dɪˈraɪv/
derive sth from sth

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  • Many people derive their self-worth from their work.
  • I didn't derive much benefit from school.
  • She derived great satisfaction from helping other people.
  • The charity derives its income entirely from donations.
  • He derives an enormous amount of satisfaction from restoring old houses.

C1 to get something from something else:

The institute derives all its money from foreign investments.
She derives great pleasure/satisfaction from playing the violin.

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(Definition of “derive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"derive" in American English

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deriveverb [ T always + adv/prep ]

us /dɪˈrɑɪv/

to get or obtain something:

The institute derives all its money from foreign investments.

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(Definition of “derive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)