bequeath


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bequeath (something) to (someone)

To posthumously leave something to someone, as in a will. Did Aunt Millie bequeath anything to us in her will? When my grandmother died, she bequeathed this vintage coffee table to me.
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bequeath something to someone

to will something to someone; to leave something to someone. My uncle bequeathed some furniture to me. I will bequeath this watch to my grandson.
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Is this what we want to bequeath to our children, a nation caught in the grips of fantasy.
If a person is generous enough to bequeath a facility to a community, surely that should remain for the community.
Women appear in this analysis as having wider non-family and non-kin social networks than men, as constituting more than 40 percent of executors, as more inclined than men to bequeath equally to sons and daughters and to nurture ties to natal kin as a counterweight to their husbands.
501(c)(3) as the designated beneficiaries of deferred compensation items and planned to bequeath the stock options to the same charities.
Our mutual hope is to bequeath a phrase or an image to the dreamers so that we may live on in their reverie.
A spokesman said: "They may not feel obliged to bequeath money to loved ones, but they certainly won't want to leave it to the taxman.
Yet the origin of the verb bequeath is Old English, the idea is deeprooted.
121 on a future sale of a residence, the testator should either bequeath the residence outright to the beneficiary or bequeath it to a trust that provides the beneficiary with any of the powers provided in Sec.
With Berger getting on in years and reluctant to bequeath the dinged-up piece of Hollywood lore to his family, he sold it to Bliss for ``a lot'' of money.