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[in-heer] /ɪnˈhɪər/
verb (used without object), inhered, inhering.
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 forms
preinhere, verb (used without object), preinhered, preinhering.
Can be confused
inhere, inure. Unabridged
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(intransitive) foll by in. to be an inseparable part (of)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin inhaerēre to stick in, from haerēre to stick
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Word Origin and History for inhere

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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