[ in-heer ]
/ ɪnˈhɪər /
verb (used without object), in·hered, in·her·ing.
to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be inherent: the advantages that inhere in a democratic system.
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Words nearby inhere
Origin of inhere
1580–90; < Latin inhaerēre, equivalent to in- in-2 + haerēre to stick
OTHER WORDS FROM inherepre·in·here, verb (used without object), pre·in·hered, pre·in·her·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inhereinhere inure
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Example sentences from the Web for inhered
He pointed to the well-accepted medicinal virtues which inhered in gems.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
But the question is to decide whether the light that inhered in them returns to its source, or is annihilated.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
British Dictionary definitions for inhered
/ (ɪnˈhɪə) /
(intr foll by in) to be an inseparable part (of)
Word Origin for inhere
C16: from Latin inhaerēre to stick in, from haerēre to stick
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