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derive

Synonyms of derive in English:

verb

  • 1 he derives consolation from his poetry
    obtain, get, take, gain, acquire, procure, extract, attain, glean
  • 2 “coffee” derives from the Turkish “kahveh”
    originate in, stem from, descend from, spring from, be taken from
  • 3 his fortune derives from real estate
    originate in, be rooted in;
    stem from, come from, spring from, proceed from, issue from
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