Synonyms of derive in English:



  • 1 he hated the work, only deriving consolation from his reading of poetry
    obtain, get, take, gain, acquire, procure, extract, attain, glean
  • 2 ‘coffee’ derives from the Turkish ‘kahveh’
    originate in, have its origins in, have as a source, arise in; stem, descend, spring, be taken, be got
    [Antonyms] give rise to
  • 3 his fortune derives from international property and finance
    originate in, have its origin in, be rooted in, be traceable to; stem, proceed, flow, pour, spring, emanate, issue, ensue, descend, come
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