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derive: the sense ‘gain, obtain’ is the most freq., of which somewhat exceptional uses are in 2H4 I. i. 23 “How is this derived?” = (‘Whence does thy information come?’, Lr. I. ii. 90)
1. refl. to pass by descent, be descended or inherited Ado IV. i. 137 “This shame d-s itself from unknown loins,” 2H4 IV. v. 42 “this imperial crown, Which . . . Derives itself to me.”
2. to draw upon, direct “to” (a person) All'sW. V. iii. 268 “would me ill will,” H8 II. iv. 30 “That had to him deriv'd your anger.”
3. refl. to originate “out of” Tw.N. III. iv. 272.
4. to trace the origin of, show how (it) comes about Troil. II. iii. 66.
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