inherit ( inherits 3rd person present) ( inheriting present participle) ( inherited past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you inherit money or property, you receive it from someone who has died.
He has no son to inherit his land. V n
...paintings that he inherited from his father. V n from n
...people with inherited wealth. V-ed
2 verb If you inherit something such as a task, problem, or attitude, you get it from the people who used to have it, for example because you have taken over their job or been influenced by them.
The government inherited an impossible situation from its predecessors... V n from n
3 verb If you inherit a characteristic or quality, you are born with it, because your parents or ancestors also had it.
We inherit from our parents many of our physical characteristics... V n from n
Her children have inherited her love of sport... V n
Stammering is probably an inherited defect. V-ed
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
accede to, be bequeathed, be left, come into, fall heir to, succeed to
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