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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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C1 to get something from something ​else: The ​institute derives all ​itsmoney from ​foreigninvestments. She derives ​greatpleasure/​satisfaction from ​playing the ​violin.
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(Definition of derive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deriveverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /dɪˈrɑɪv/
to get or ​obtain something: The ​institute derives all ​itsmoney from ​foreign investments.
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(Definition of derive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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