English version

inherit in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinheritin‧her‧it /ɪnˈherɪt/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]BFGET to receive money, property etc from someone after they have diedinherit something from somebody 🔊 He inherited a fortune from his grandmother. 🔊 inherited wealthsee thesaurus at get2 [transitive]GET if you inherit a situation, especially one in which problems have been caused by other people, you have to deal with it 🔊 The present government inherited a closed, state-dominated economy.3 [transitive]CHARACTER/PERSONALITY to have the same character or appearance as your parentsinherit something from somebody 🔊 Mr. Grass inherited his work ethic from his father. 🔊 I inherited my mother’s curly hair.4 [transitive]GET to get something that someone else does not want anymoreinherit something from somebody 🔊 We inherited the furniture from the previous tenants.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
inheritWho will inherit the house when he dies?She inherited the money from her mother.The ten richest women in the UK all inherited their wealth.inherit something from somebodyJones inherited $2 million from an elderly woman he had once helped.Janice inherited her good looks from her mom.I inherited this mess from my supervisor who got fired.We inherited the furniture from the previous tenants.