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Definition 1: leave or give by will after one's death - [verb of possession]

Samples where bequeath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
  • My grandfather left me his entire estate

Synonyms for bequeath in the sense of this definition

(bequeath is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of bequeath ) give by will, especially real property

(... is a kind of bequeath ) give to or transfer possession of

"She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law"

(... is a kind of bequeath ) show appreciation to

"He remembered her in his will"

(... is a kind of bequeath ) limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

(bequeath has a similar meaning as ...) be survived by after one's death

"He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

(bequeath has a similar meaning as ...) transmit (knowledge or skills)

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here" "impart a new skill to the students"

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