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inherit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Finance, Human
inheritin‧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.
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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.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinheritin‧her‧it /ɪnˈherɪt/ verb [transitive]1LAWto receive money or property from someone after they have diedShe will inherit her father’s entire fortune when he dies.inherit something from somebodyWe built the house on land inherited from our uncle.inheritor noun [countable]How will the inheritors invest their money?2to start being in charge of something that was previously controlled by another personThe incoming president inherited a healthy economy.inherit something from somebodyProblems he inherited from his predecessor led to the bank’s later troubles.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
inherit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinherit
he, she, itinherits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinherited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave inherited
he, she, ithas inherited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad inherited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill inherit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have inherited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inheriting
he, she, itis inheriting
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you, we, theyare inheriting
Past
I, he, she, itwas inheriting
you, we, theywere inheriting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inheriting
he, she, ithas been inheriting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inheriting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inheriting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inheriting
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