inherit inherit  /ɪn ˈhɛ rət/


  1. (v) obtain from someone after their death
  2. (v) receive from a predecessor
  3. (v) receive by genetic transmission

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  1. The children of the 21st century will inherit a world in many ways beguiling.
  2. Village Homes is one of the world's best examples of sustainable development--it doesn't degrade the environment that future generations will inherit.
  3. The next administration will have a great deal to say about their future and the world they inherit.


  1. The 25 Hottest Celebrity Offspring

    Children of celebrities often inherit something more valuable than, well, their inheritance. Talent? Diana Ross' son sings like an angel. Personality? Robin Williams' daughter got his clownish sense of humor.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Britain's recovery strengthens, house prices rise

    By Christina Fincher and Rosalba O'Brien LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices are rising at their fastest pace in three years and the country's lagging industrial sector is now contributing to the economy's recovery, data showed on Tuesday. After a surprisingly strong services survey last week, the figures suggest incoming Bank of England chief Mark Carney will inherit an economy already on ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Top Coaches Brought in to Clean Up Their Team

    It's never easy being brought in as a new coach, but sometimes the team you inherit makes it that much harder. Some coaches are tasked with taking a team of misfits who can hardly win a game and taking them to the playoffs. OK, so I might have exaggerated how bad the teams these coaches inherit are, but the point is still the same. These coaches were all brought in to take a crappy team and make ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "The next administration is going to be tested, regardless of who it is," Democrat Barack Obama said recently. "The next administration is going to inherit a whole host of really big problems."
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog)

  2. "If we win, we will inherit a huge deficit and an economy in a mess," Mr Cameron, 41, told delegates to the Conservatives' annual meeting in the central English city of Birmingham.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: David Cameron Source: Daily Nation

  3. "I think it is safe to say we have not seen more troubles at one time since World War Two," Clinton told a rally in Little Rock, Ark., Friday. "Probably no president will inherit more challenges that President Obama will, since Harry Truman...
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Contra Costa Times

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