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bequeath

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law, Death
bequeathbe‧queath /bɪˈkwiːð, bɪˈkwiːθ/ verb [transitive]  1 SCLGIVEto officially arrange for someone to have something that you own after your death syn leavebequeath something to somebody She bequeathed her collection of paintings to the National Gallery.bequeath somebody something His father bequeathed him a fortune.2 MXGIVEto pass knowledge, customs etc to people who come after you or live after you
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Examples from the Corpus
bequeathTor Edgar is a giant man peering out shyly from behind glasses bequeathed by John Lennon.Inside it should be a will signed by Dickie, bequeathing him his money and his income.John Frazer made a will bequeathing his local church $5000.He bequeathed his valuable genealogical collections to the Society of Antiquaries, of which he had been a fellow since 1901.Hass generously bequeathed me his idea; it was a book he would never write.Their deity, Goddess Vankul Mata ji, rides on a camel and specifically bequeathed the animal to them.It was the richest legacy he could possibly have bequeathed to his people.He made a fortune from them, which he later bequeathed to the school that was his life.Now I feel strangely at a loss in the leaving because I must bequeath what was never mine to keep.bequeath something to somebodyThe letter was bequeathed to the museum by a collector.
From Longman Business Dictionarybequeathbe‧queath /bɪˈkwiːD, bɪˈkwiːθ/ verb [transitive] LAW to officially arrange for someone to have money or property that you own after your death, by writing it in your WILLbequeath something to somebodySharp left the museum nothing, instead bequeathing his collection to a charitable foundation.bequeath somebody somethingHe bequeathed his wife 514 acres of arable land.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
bequeath
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybequeath
he, she, itbequeaths
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybequeathed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bequeathed
he, she, ithas bequeathed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bequeathed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bequeath
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bequeathed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bequeathing
he, she, itis bequeathing
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you, we, theyare bequeathing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bequeathing
you, we, theywere bequeathing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bequeathing
he, she, ithas been bequeathing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bequeathing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bequeathing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bequeathing
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