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bequeath

be·queath

bequeath

 
 
pronunciation:
b kwith
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bequeathed, bequeathing, bequeaths
definition 1: to leave or dispose of (property) by a will.
He bequeathed his entire estate to his daughter.
similar words:
leave, will
definition 2: pass on or transfer, as to one of a younger generation.
He bequeathed to his son a love of nature.
similar words:
hand down
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derivations: bequeathal (n.), bequeather (n.), bequeathment (n.)