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synonyms for heir

  • beneficiary
  • inheritor
  • scion
  • successor
  • devisee
  • grantee
  • heritor
  • crown prince/princess
  • next in line
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antonyms for heir

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  • heiress
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How to use heir in a sentence

Andy Jassy is the likely heir apparent to Jeff BezosBezos, who turned 57 last month, set up the transition to Jassy last summer, when the company announced that one of his possible successors, Jeff Wilke, would soon retire.
JEFF BEZOS STEPPING DOWN AS AMAZON CEO, TRANSITIONING TO EXECUTIVE CHAIR ROLEJAY GREENE, TONY ROMMFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The most logical heir, Jeff Wilke, beat Bezos to the door, announcing his retirement last year.
JEFF BEZOS DROPS CEO ROLE WITH AMAZON UNDER ATTACKAARON PRESSMANFEBRUARY 3, 2021FORTUNE
Bubbles also change rapidly— heir walls approach the speed of light as they fly outward—and feature quantum mechanical randomness and waviness.
HOW UNIVERSES MIGHT BUBBLE UP AND COLLIDE - FACTS SO ROMANTICCHARLIE WOODJANUARY 28, 2021NAUTILUS
Junior guard Eric Ayala entered the season as the heir apparent to Cowan because he already had experience at that spot from when Coach Mark Turgeon wanted Cowan to play off the ball.
FOR MARYLAND BASKETBALL, POINT GUARD HAS BECOME A TWO-MAN JOBEMILY GIAMBALVOJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Prince Charles, heir apparent to the British crown, has asked the world’s CEOs to guarantee the rights of nature in capitalism.
THE BRITISH MONARCHY’S LATEST “TREATY” ASKS CEOS TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS OF NATUREMICHAEL J. CORENJANUARY 13, 2021QUARTZ
During a hearing on the bill in May, an Encinitas dentist who lost three members of his family to a cliff collapse on top of heir picnic in 2019 gave emotional testimony in favor of Bates’ bill.
SAN DIEGO SCIENTIST GETS CLOSER TO UNDERSTANDING WHY THE COAST COLLAPSESMACKENZIE ELMERDECEMBER 28, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
For example, Honduras-born Valladeres describes himself as heir to “ancient Mayan traditions and culture.”
IN THE GALLERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDING CULTURE AND IDENTITYMARK JENKINSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The gallery has shown art by all the noted Washington colorists, and Crotty is something of an heir to them — even though he’s a Nebraska native who still lives there.
IN THE GALLERIES: REFERENCING THE REVERED WASHINGTON COLORISTS AND BEYONDMARK JENKINSNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He is a hypochondriac now and would keep a close watch on his heir's health and habits; you may be sure of that.
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WORDS RELATED TO HEIR

  • almspersons
  • assignees
  • devisees
  • donees
  • grantees
  • heiresses
  • heirs
  • inheritors
  • legatees
  • payees
  • possessors
  • receivers
  • recipients
  • stipendiaries
  • successors
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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION