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Definition 1: obtain from someone after their death - [verb of possession]

Samples where inherit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I inherited a castle from my French grandparents

(inherit is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(inherit has a similar meaning as ...) receive by genetic transmission

"I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"

(inherit has a similar meaning as ...) receive from a predecessor

"The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"

Definition 2: receive by genetic transmission - [verb of possession]

Samples where inherit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I inherited my good eyesight from my mother

(inherit is a kind of ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

(inherit has a similar meaning as ...) obtain from someone after their death

"I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

Definition 3: receive from a predecessor - [verb of possession]

Samples where inherit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair

(inherit has a similar meaning as ...) obtain from someone after their death

"I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

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