Meaning of “bequeath” in the English Dictionary

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"bequeath" in British English

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bequeathverb [ T + two objects ]

uk /bɪˈkwiːð/ us /bɪˈkwiːð/ formal

to arrange for money or property to be given to somebody after your death:

Her father bequeathed her the family fortune in his will.
Picasso bequeathed most of his paintings and sculptures to Spain and France.

(Definition of “bequeath” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bequeath" in American English

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bequeathverb [ T ]

us /bɪˈkwiθ, -ˈkwið/

to give money or property to others after your death:

Her father bequeathed the business to her.

(Definition of “bequeath” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bequeath" in Business English

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bequeathverb [ T ]

uk /bɪˈkwiːð/ us LAW

to arrange for your money or property to be given to someone after your death:

bequeath sb sth Her father bequeathed her the family fortune in his will.
bequeath sth to sb Picasso bequeathed most of his paintings and sculptures to Spain and France.

(Definition of “bequeath” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)