Grown men blow for their lives and the primal joy they seem to derive is indescribable.
Paul adamantly insisted that the message he preached did not derive from the apostles before him.
If that is so—and the facts on their face indicate that it might be—we can derive some consolation.
late 14c., from Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate," from Latin derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source" (in Late Latin also "to derive"), from phrase de rivo (de "from" + rivus "stream;" see rivulet). Etymological sense is 1550s. Related: Derived; deriving.
derive de·rive (dĭ-rīv')
v. de·rived, de·riv·ing, de·rives
To obtain or receive from a source.
To produce or obtain a chemical compound from another substance by chemical reaction.