take as a starting-point, source or origin
"derive pleasure from one's garden"
"The present name derives from an older form"
"She was descended from an old Italian noble family"
"he comes from humble origins"
By my mother I derived am from Lionel Duke of Clarence.
出自：1 Henry VI , Shakespeare
Stevie did not seem to derive any personal gratification from what he had done.
出自： J. Conrad
If they could derive advantage from betraying you, betray you they would.
出自： R. Macaulay
Tambo and Bones..played the instruments from which their names are derived.
出自： J. Barth
English derives in the main from the common Germanic stock.
His popularity derives from his easiness.
他讨人喜欢是由于他为人随和。 derive sth from sb/sth/v-ing
We can derive great pleasure from our studies.
He derived his enthusiasm for literature from his father.
A scholar derives knowledge from reading.
Many English words are derived from Latin and Greek.
This idiom is derived from an ancient custom.
This idiom derives from an ancient custom.