Translation of derive in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dɪˈrʌɪv//dəˈraɪv/

transitive verb

  • 1

    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 / deriva del griego
    • Fish oil supplements are derived from a variety of sources, including mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon, cod liver, halibut, whale blubber and seal blubber.
    • These data suggest that the bulk of the detritus was derived from local sources.
    • Recent years have seen considerable criticism and hostility regarding efforts of both courts and commentators to derive constitutional rights from sources other than explicit constitutional language.
    • She claims her knowledge is derived from visionary sources.
    • Further, the research reveals that half of the genetic components were derived from African sources and that African cotton farmers ‘actively experimented’ with new cotton varieties.
    • Accounts of imagined events are derived from an internal source and are therefore likely to contain cognitive operations, such as thoughts and reasonings.
    • Indeed, scientists who reject the evolutionary approach are free to derive hypotheses from whatever other sources they wish, including intuition, observation, or psychic cats.
    • Apart from its importance as a home for a wide variety of organisms, a large proportion of the world's human population lives close to or derives its food from estuarine or marine sources.
    • Manufacturers have derived some comfort from the fact that sales of canned beer to the off-licence sector have risen by around 7% so far this year.
    • However, the practitioners of this art were not medical, and there is little evidence that the doctors of those times derived any knowledge from this potentially rich source of anatomical material.
    • This organization can derive its power from a number of sources, both economic and non-economic.
    • In my view help in answering that question can be derived from two sources.
    • He did repeatedly make clear that his story was derived from what his source said.
    • Most of the budget is derived from other sources such as publication revenue.
    • Healthy rivers and lakes are vital not only because we derive our drinking water from these sources but they are also a means where we and our children pass the time through walks, fishing, swimming, canoeing etc.
    • We tell ourselves that we live in the world's greatest democracy, one whose government derives its powers from the consent of the governed.
    • The idea that a democratic government derives its power from the consent of the people it governs is rooted in the belief that this grant of authority comes from an informed people.
    • Stem cells can be derived from sources other than embryos - from adult cells, from umbilical cords that are discarded after babies are born, from human placentas.
    • The Africanized sources were derived from colonies obtained locally.
    • Herbal medicines are derived from natural sources.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (stem from)
    (idea) tener su origen en algo
    to derive from sth derivar(se) de algo
    • the characters in the film derive from real life los personajes de la película están basados en seres reales
  • 2

    to derive from sth derivar(se) de algo