Word For The Day. "Inherit"

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Synonyms: become heir to, come into/by, derive, etc.

  • Part of Speech: verb
  • Definition: receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder / derive (a quality, characteristic, or predisposition) genetically from one's parents or ancestors
  • Transcription: /in-her-it/

The word "inherit" refers to the act of receiving traits, possessions, or characteristics from predecessors, typically family members, by legal right or through genetic transmission. It embodies the transfer of something valuable or tangible from one generation to another.

Examples of its usage in sentences include:

  1. She will inherit her grandmother's antique jewelry collection when she turns 21.
  2. The siblings inherited their father's entrepreneurial spirit and started a successful business together.
  3. Some diseases are inherited genetically and can pass from parents to children.

November, 2023

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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