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bequeath

verb [+ two objects]
 
 
/bɪˈkwiːð/ formal
to formally arrange to give someone something after you die: He bequeathed his art collection to the city of Glasgow.Inheriting and bequeathing
Translations of “bequeath”
in Arabic أوصى بـِ…
in Korean 물려주다…
in Malaysian mewasiatkan…
in French léguer…
in Turkish vasiyet etmek, vasiyetle bırakmak, miras bırakmak…
in Italian lasciare in eredità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…遺贈給…
in Russian завещать…
in Polish zapisywać (w testamencie), zostawiać w spadku…
in Vietnamese để lại…
in Spanish legar, ceder…
in Portuguese legar…
in Thai ยกมรดกให้…
in German vererben…
in Catalan llegar…
in Japanese ~を遺言で残す, 遺贈する…
in Indonesian menghibahkan, mewariskan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…遗赠给…
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