HyperDic: inherit

English > 3 senses of the word inherit:
VERBpossessioninheritobtain from someone after their death
possessioninheritreceive from a predecessor
possessioninheritreceive by genetic transmission
inherit > pronunciation
Soundsihnhheh'raht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > inherit: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningObtain from someone after their death.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar toinheritReceive by genetic transmission
inheritReceive from a predecessor
Spanishheredar
Catalanheretar
Nounsinheritancehereditary succession to a title or an office or property
inheritora person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
English > inherit: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningReceive from a predecessor.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"
Similar toinheritObtain from someone after their death
Spanishheredar
Catalanheretar
English > inherit: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningReceive by genetic transmission.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"
Broaderreceive, haveGet something
Similar toinheritObtain from someone after their death
Spanishheredar
Catalanheretar
Nounsinheritance(genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents

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