Translation of derive in Spanish:

derive

Pronunciation: /dɪˈraɪv/

vt

  • to derive sth from sth she derives a deep serenity from her faith su fe le proporciona una gran serenidad children can derive great enjoyment from the simplest things las cosas más simples pueden dar enorme placer a un niño we can derive little comfort from the fact that he didn't spend everything que no se lo haya gastado todo no es un gran consuelo the revenues derived from this activity los beneficios que se obtienen de esta actividad the book derives its prestige from the accuracy of its analysis el libro debe su prestigio a la rigurosidad de su análisis penicillin is derived from mold la penicilina se obtiene (a partir) del moho the name is derived from the Greek el nombre viene or deriva del griego

vi

  • 1 (stem from) to derive from sth [attitude/problem] provenir* de algo [idea] tener* su origen en algo the characters in the film derive from real life los personajes de la película están basados en seres reales
  • 2 [Ling] to derive from sth [word/name] derivar(se) de algo

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