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Definition of Inherit

Inherit

  1. To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown.
  2. To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.
  3. To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession.
  4. To put in possession of.
  5. To take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance.

Inherit Quotations

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.
Huey Newton

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
Herbert Hoover

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.
John McGahern

If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.
W. E. B. Du Bois
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Inherit Translations

inherit in Afrikaans is erf
inherit in Danish is arve
inherit in German is erben, mitschleppen, mitschleppen
inherit in Italian is ereditare
inherit in Norwegian is arve
inherit in Portuguese is herde
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