[ 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.


Origin of inhere

1580–90; < Latin inhaerēre, equivalent to in- in-2 + haerēre to stick
Related formspre·in·here, verb (used without object), pre·in·hered, pre·in·her·ing.
Can be confusedinhere inure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Word Origin and History for inhered



1580s, "to exist, have being," from Latin inhaerere "to stick in or to" (see inherent). Figurative (immaterial) use attested by 1610s (also in Latin). Related: Inhered; inhering.

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