Translation of derivar in English:

derivar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(proceder)

      derivar de algo to arise from sth
      • palabras derivadas del latín words of Latin origin
      • el problema deriva de la falta de confianza the problem arises / stems from a lack of confidence

    • 1.2(traer como consecuencia)

      derivar en algo to result in sth
      • derivó en un deterioro de la calidad it resulted in / led to a decline in quality

  • 2

    • 2.1Nautical

      (barco) to drift

    • 2.2(cambiar de dirección)

      derivar hacia/en algo
      • una charla que derivó en discusión a chat which degenerated into / turned into / became an argument
      • nuestra amistad derivaba hacia el odio our friendship was turning to hatred

    • 2.3Electricity

      to short-circuit
      deriva a tierra it goes to ground US


transitive verb

  • 1

    (dirigir)
    to steer
    derivó la conversación hacia otros temas he steered / moved the conversation on to other matters
  • 2

    Electricity
    to shunt
  • 3Latin America

    Medicine
    to refer
    derivar a algn a un especialista to refer sb to a consultant British

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (proceder)
    derivarse de algo to arise from sth