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in·her·it

inherit

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn he riht
part of speech: verb
inflections: inherits, inheriting, inherited
definition 1: to receive from a person who has died; be heir to.
I inherited an accordion from my grandfather.
definition 2: to receive through a parent's genes.
She inherited those blue eyes from her father.
derivations: inheritable (adj.), inheritability (n.), inheritor (n.)