US: /ˌɪnˈhɛɹət/
UK: /ɪnhˈɛɹɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

inherit /in'herit/
  • ngoại động từ
    • hưởng, thừa hưởng, thừa kế
    • nội động từ
      • là người thừa kế

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb ~ (sth) (from sb)
    1 to receive money, property, etc. from sb when they die: [VN] She inherited a fortune from her father. + He will inherit the title on the death of his uncle. [also V]
    Compare: DISINHERIT
    2 [VN] to have qualities, physical features, etc. that are similar to those of your parents, grandparents, etc: He has inherited his mother's patience. + She inherited a passion for music from her grandfather. + an inherited disease
    3 [VN] if you inherit a particular situation from sb, you are now responsible for dealing with it, especially because you have replaced that person in their job: policies inherited from the previous administration + I inherited a number of problems from my predecessor.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    come into, fall or be or become heir to, be bequeathed, succeed to, be left, receive, acquire, Colloq come by:
    She inherited the property when her father died.

    Collocation dictionary


    stand to
    He stood to inherit (= was likely to inherit)property worth £5 million.


    She inherited some money from her mother.


    be genetically inherited
    How many of these traits are genetically inherited?

    Concise English dictionary

    +obtain from someone after their death
    +receive from a predecessor
    +receive by genetic transmission