intransitive verb (inhered; inhering) Etymology: Middle English enheren to be a companion, belong, from Latin inhaerēre to be attached, from in- + haerēre to adhere Date: 15th century to be inherent <
does selfishness inhere in each of us?

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  • Inhere — In*here , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inhered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inhering}.] [L. inhaerere; pref. in in + haerere to stick, hang. See {Hesitate}.] To be inherent; to stick (in); to be fixed in or permanently incorporated with something; to cleave (to);… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhere — index appertain, exist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inhere — (v.) 1580s, to exist, have being, from L. inhaerere to stick in or to (see INHERENT (Cf. inherent)). Figurative (immaterial) use attested by 1610s (also in Latin). Related: Inhered; inhering …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhere — [in hir′] vi. inhered, inhering [L inhaerere, to stick in, adhere to < in , in + haerere, to stick] to be inherent; exist as a quality, characteristic, or right (in); be innate …   English World dictionary

  • inhere — v. (formal) to inhere in * * * [ɪn hɪə] (formal) to inhere in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inhere — in|here [ınˈhıə US ˈhır] v inhere in [inhere in sth] phr v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: inhaerere, from haerere to stick ] to be a natural part of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inhere — /in hear /, v.i., 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. [1580 90; < L inhaerere, equiv. to in IN 2 +… …   Universalium

  • inhere — Synonyms and related words: abide in, be born so, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be constituted by, be contained in, be found, be located, be met with, be present, be present in, be situated, be there, consist in, dwell, dwell in, exist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inhere — [ɪn hɪə] verb (inhere in/within) 1》 formal exist essentially or permanently in. 2》 Law (of rights, powers, etc.) be vested in (a person or group) or attached to the ownership of (a property). Origin C16: from L. inhaerere stick to …   English new terms dictionary

  • inhere — verb inhere in sth phrasal verb (T) technical to be a natural part of something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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