[ US /ˌɪnˈhɛɹət/ ]
[ UK /ɪnhˈɛɹɪt/ ]
  1. obtain from someone after their death
    I inherited a castle from my French grandparents
  2. receive from a predecessor
    The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair
  3. receive by genetic transmission
    I inherited my good eyesight from my mother
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How To Use inherit In A Sentence

  • Alcohol abuse can be inherited but researchers had found few genes directly linked to it. The Sun
  • It should be appreciated that brothers, sisters, stepbrothers and stepsisters are not entitled to any share of the inheritance when children and parents of the deceased are alive.
  • Eiki (aka the inheritor of Zhuge Liang's fan) hates waiting for her lovers to perform. Comments for Azure Flame
  • In addition to receiving the best education that the South could offer blacks at that time, Ella inherited a powerful sense of service that made her civil rights efforts extraordinarily unselfish and untiring.
  • Finally, this paper explains what is the spirit of Marxism which Derrida always asks us to inherit, and what is the relationship between his deconstructionism and Marxism.
  • The scientists cannot say if the "hominin" was male or female, but adopted the name tag "X-woman" because the discovery was based on maternally inherited DNA. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • The Dominion through her Indian officers and her mounted constabulary is showing herself the inheritress of these traditions. Memories of Canada and Scotland — Speeches and Verses
  • The meek shall inherit the earth.
  • Hart's good - bad man was always an outsider, always one of the disinherited.
  • Physical characteristics are determined by genetic inheritance.
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