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1. inherit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhɛrət'] obtain from someone after their death.

Synonyms

  • acquire

Antonyms

  • lend
  • refuse

Etymology

  • enheriter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inhereditare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Inherit

  • demerit
  • zarett
  • parrott
  • parrot
  • merit
  • karet
  • karat
  • jarrett
  • garratt
  • ferret
  • carrot
  • carat
  • beret

How do you pronounce inherit?

Pronounce inherit as ˌɪnˈhɛrət.

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Sentences with inherit


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Study the terms of the will and the value of what you inherit.

2. Verb, base form
If you die leaving behind property and heirs, your heirs generally stand to inherit your property.

Quotes about inherit


1. Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.
- Salman Rushdie

2. The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

3. Haven't you ever heard that modesty is an attractive trait?""Only from ugly people,"Jace confided. "The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me."He winked at the girls, who giggled and hid behind their hair.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. inherit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhɛrət'] receive by genetic transmission.

Synonyms

  • receive

Antonyms

  • end
  • stay

Etymology

  • enheriter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inhereditare (Latin)
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