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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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Bequeathing a gift to an environmental group can ensure that your conservation ethic lives on, while also considerably reducing taxes for you and your beneficiaries.
Dutch custom also followed a tradition of equity in bequeathing property to male and female heirs.
Bequeathing ownership and control of his company to his workers was a lasting legacy of his deep belief in applying his understanding of Christian principles to business.
Just after the trip concluded, Chan announced he was bequeathing half of his lifetime fortune to help the needy.
Princess Diana's will bequeathing her multimillion-dollar estate is to be made public, and the curious will be able to buy a copy.
Something must be done to stop us from bequeathing trillions of dollars of debt to our grandchildren and their grandchildren.