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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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