inhere

[ 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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Origin of inhere

1580–90; < Latin inhaerēre, equivalent to in- in-2 + haerēre to stick

OTHER WORDS FROM inhere

pre·in·here, verb (used without object), pre·in·hered, pre·in·her·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inhere

inhere inure
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British Dictionary definitions for inhered

inhere
/ (ɪnˈhɪə) /

verb

(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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