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English verb: inherit

1. inherit (possession) obtain from someone after their death

SamplesI inherited a castle from my French grandparents.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Verb groupinherit, inherit

2. inherit (possession) receive from a predecessor

SamplesThe new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Verb groupinherit

3. inherit (possession) receive by genetic transmission

SamplesI inherited my good eyesight from my mother.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)have, receive

Verb groupinherit

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