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inherit

receive a right as an heir: inherit the farm; receive a genetic character: inherit blue eyes
Not to be confused with:
inherent – innate; existing as a permanent, inseparable element or quality: an inherent love for animals

in·her·it

 (ĭn-hĕr′ĭt)
v. in·her·it·ed, in·her·it·ing, in·her·its
v.tr.
1. Law
a. To take (property) by law of descent from an intestate owner.
b. To receive (property) by will; receive by bequest or devise.
2. To receive or take over from a predecessor: The new administration inherited the economic problems of the last four years.
3. Biology To receive (a characteristic) from a parent or ancestor by genetic transmission.
4. To gain (something) as one's right or portion: "A certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (King James Bible).
v.intr.
To hold or take possession of an inheritance.

[Middle English enheriten, from Old French enheriter, to make heir to, from Late Latin inhērēditāre, to inherit : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Late Latin hērēditāre, to inherit (from Latin hērēs, hērēd-, heir; see ghē- in Indo-European roots).]

in·her′i·tor n.

inherit

(ɪnˈhɛrɪt)
vb, -its, -iting or -ited
1. (Law) to receive (property, a right, title, etc) by succession or under a will
2. (Law) (intr) to succeed as heir
3. (Genetics) (tr) to possess (a characteristic) through genetic transmission
4. (tr) to receive (a position, attitude, property, etc) from a predecessor
[C14: from Old French enheriter, from Late Latin inhērēditāre to appoint an heir, from Latin hērēs heir]
inˈherited adj
inˈheritor n
inˈheritress, inˈheritrix fem n

in•her•it

(ɪnˈhɛr ɪt)
v.t.
1. to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir.
2. to receive as if by succession from predecessors.
3. to receive (a genetic character) by the transmission of hereditary factors.
4. to succeed (a person) as heir.
5. to receive as one's portion; come into possession of: to inherit a sister's old clothes.
v.i.
6. to have succession as heir.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin inhērēditāre to make heir]

inherit


Past participle: inherited
Gerund: inheriting

Imperative
inherit
inherit
Present
I inherit
you inherit
he/she/it inherits
we inherit
you inherit
they inherit
Preterite
I inherited
you inherited
he/she/it inherited
we inherited
you inherited
they inherited
Present Continuous
I am inheriting
you are inheriting
he/she/it is inheriting
we are inheriting
you are inheriting
they are inheriting
Present Perfect
I have inherited
you have inherited
he/she/it has inherited
we have inherited
you have inherited
they have inherited
Past Continuous
I was inheriting
you were inheriting
he/she/it was inheriting
we were inheriting
you were inheriting
they were inheriting
Past Perfect
I had inherited
you had inherited
he/she/it had inherited
we had inherited
you had inherited
they had inherited
Future
I will inherit
you will inherit
he/she/it will inherit
we will inherit
you will inherit
they will inherit
Future Perfect
I will have inherited
you will have inherited
he/she/it will have inherited
we will have inherited
you will have inherited
they will have inherited
Future Continuous
I will be inheriting
you will be inheriting
he/she/it will be inheriting
we will be inheriting
you will be inheriting
they will be inheriting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inheriting
you have been inheriting
he/she/it has been inheriting
we have been inheriting
you have been inheriting
they have been inheriting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inheriting
you will have been inheriting
he/she/it will have been inheriting
we will have been inheriting
you will have been inheriting
they will have been inheriting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inheriting
you had been inheriting
he/she/it had been inheriting
we had been inheriting
you had been inheriting
they had been inheriting
Conditional
I would inherit
you would inherit
he/she/it would inherit
we would inherit
you would inherit
they would inherit
Past Conditional
I would have inherited
you would have inherited
he/she/it would have inherited
we would have inherited
you would have inherited
they would have inherited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inherit - obtain from someone after their death; "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
inherit - receive by genetic transmission; "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"
inherit - receive from a predecessor; "The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"
2.inherit - receive from a predecessor; "The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"
inherit - obtain from someone after their death; "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"
3.inherit - receive by genetic transmission; "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"
receive, have - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
inherit - obtain from someone after their death; "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

inherit

verb
1. be left, come into, be willed, accede to, succeed to, be bequeathed, fall heir to He has no son to inherit his land.
2. take over, take on, acquire, take up, come into, take responsibility for The government inherited an impossibly difficult situation.

inherit

verb
To receive (property) from one who has died:
Translations
يَرِثُيَرِثُ عادةً أو صِفَةًورث
zděditdědit
arve
periä
naslijediti
megörökölörököl
erfa
相続する
물려받다
paveldėjimaspaveldėti
mantotpārmantot
podedovati
ärva
รับมรดก
kalıtım yoluyla geçmekmiras almakmiras olarak almak
thừa kế

inherit

[ɪnˈherɪt] VT (gen) → heredar (from de) we inherited these problems from the last governmentestos problemas son un legado del gobierno anterior

inherit

[ɪnˈhɛrɪt]
vt
(= be heir to) [+ money, property] → hériter de, hériter
She inherited her father's house → Elle a hérité la maison de son père., Elle a hérité de la maison de son père.
paintings that he inherited from his father → des tableaux qu'il a hérités de son père, des tableaux dont il a hérité de son père
(= be born with) [+ disease, characteristic] → hériter de
Her children have inherited her love of sport → Ses enfants ont hérité de son amour du sport.
an inherited disease → une maladie héréditaire
(= be left with) [+ situation, problem, task] → hériter de
vihériter

inherit

vt (lit, fig)erben; the problems which we inherited from the last governmentdie Probleme, die uns die letzte Regierung hinterlassen or vererbt hat
vierben; to inherit from somebodyjdn beerben

inherit

[ɪnˈhɛrɪt] vtereditare

inherit

(inˈherit) verb
1. to receive (property etc belonging to someone who has died). He inherited the house from his father; She inherited four thousand dollars from her father.
2. to have (qualities) the same as one's parents etc. She inherits her quick temper from her mother.
inˈheritance noun
1. money etc inherited. He spent most of his inheritance on drink.
2. the act of inheriting. The property came to him by inheritance.

inherit

يَرِثُ zdědit arve erben κληρονομώ heredar periä hériter naslijediti ereditare 相続する 물려받다 erven arve odziedziczyć herdar наследовать ärva รับมรดก miras almak thừa kế 继承

inherit

v. heredar.

inherit

vt heredar
References in classic literature ?
Georg e Bartram legally inherits it, as he legally inherits the house and estate of St.
Inherited ideas are a curious thing, and interesting to observe and examine.
May I ask, Cephalus, whether your fortune was for the most part inherited or acquired by you?
The great and inherited development of the udders in cows and goats in countries where they are habitually milked, in comparison with the state of these organs in other countries, is another instance of the effect of use.
Let nothing linger after-- No whispering ghost remain, In wall, or beam, or rafter, Of any hate or pain: Cleanse and call home thy spirit, Deny her leave to cast, On aught thy heirs inherit, The shadow of her past.
Another brow may ev'n inherit The venom thou hast poured on me Be still my spirit!
Athos remained a Musketeer under the command of D'Artagnan till the year 1633, at which period, after a journey he made to Touraine, he also quit the service, under the pretext of having inherited a small property in Roussillon.
My mother inherited an estate from her husband, you have assassinated her; my name would have secured me the paternal estate, you have deprived me of it; you have despoiled me of my fortune.
"To inherit, yes, Colbert, yes; he is anxious for my death in order to inherit.
This family had inherited from the brothers Paclet the fief of Tirechappe, which was dependent upon the Bishop of Paris, and whose twenty-one houses had been in the thirteenth century the object of so many suits before the official.
If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.
"And who will inherit his wealth?" he added in a whisper.