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Language: Old English
Origin: becwethan, from cwethan 'to say'

bequeath

verb
     
Related topics: Death, Law
be‧queath [transitive]
1SCL to officially arrange for someone to have something that you own after your death [= leave]
bequeath something to somebody
She bequeathed her collection of paintings to the National Gallery.
bequeath somebody something
His father bequeathed him a fortune.
2MX to pass knowledge, customs etc to people who come after you or live after you
WORD FOCUS: give WORD FOCUS: give
put something in someone's hand: hand, pass

officially give something to someone: award, present, grant, confer, allocate

give something to people in a group: hand out, pass around, distribute

give to a charity: donate

give something to people after you die: leave, pass on, bequeath


See also
give

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