inherit from

inherit something from someone

1. to receive something from the estate of a person who has died. I inherited this silver bowl from my aunt. Liz inherited her house from her parents.
2. to receive a genetic or behavioral trait from a relative. I inherited my stubbornness from my father's side of the family. My dark hair was inherited from my father.
References in classic literature ?
That woman had, in all probability, poisoned my brother, and in order to inherit from me she was about to assassinate me in my turn.
7] Because there were no male heirs to inherit from her father, Giampaolo da Cere, Portia received all his lands including the rich duchy of Cere (near Cerveteri), Bassano Romano, and Magliano Romano Pecorareccio.
However, most scientists and physicians who have studied the puzzle of why certain people get the disease while others don't are convinced that heredity-the genes we inherit from our ancestors-is a very important factor.
Caporaso of the National Cancer Institute found a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who inherit from one or both parents a gene that helps the body metabolize certain chemicals in cigarette smoke.
Certain traits we inherit from ourfather, others from our mother.