inherit in a sentence

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1. [verb] to obtain from someone after their death;

Lucy inherited a fortune from her grandfather, and immediately quit her job to go travelling around the world.

He inherited an immense fortune, which he then increased by speculation.

He inherited the family farm when his grandfather passed away.

Did you inherit this old china cabinet from your grandparents?

Peter inherited 5 million dollars from his uncle, who was incredibly rich.

2. [verb] to receive by genetic transmission;

Some kinds of cancer are caused by inherited defects in DNA repair mechanisms.

She has inherited her mother’s good looks.

Culture is learned, it is not biologically inherited.

Jessica’s children have both inherited her talent as an artist.

She inherited her mother’s blue eyes.