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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bequeath mean? 

  The verb BEQUEATH has 1 sense:

1. leave or give by will after one's death

  Familiarity information: BEQUEATH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Leave or give by will after one's death

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


bequeath; will; leave

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "bequeath" is one way to...):

gift; give; present (give as a present; make a gift of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bequeath"):

devise (give by will, especially real property)

pass on (give to or transfer possession of)

remember (show appreciation to)

entail; fee-tail (limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They bequeath the money to them
They bequeath them the money


disinherit (prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting)

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