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derive
used in King Lear

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Definition to get something from something else

(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
  • If it shall please you to suspend your indignation against my brother till you can derive from him better testimony of his intent, you should run a certain course; where, if you violently proceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it would make a great gap in your own honour, and shake in pieces the heart of his obedience.
    1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (44% in)

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