Meaning of “inherit” - Learner’s Dictionary

inherit

verb [ T ] uk us /ɪnˈherɪt/
FROM DEAD PERSON

to receive possessions or money from someone who has died:

In 1842 he inherited a small estate near Liverpool.
QUALITY

to have the same physical or mental characteristics as one of your parents or grandparents:

Miranda has inherited her father's red hair.
PROBLEM

If you inherit a problem, situation, or belief, it is passed on to you by someone who had it before:

The mayor will inherit a city hopelessly in debt.

(Definition of “inherit” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)