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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.
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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.
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bequeathverb [T]

uk   us   /bɪˈkwiːð/ 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.
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Translations of “bequeath”
in Korean 물려주다…
in Arabic أوصى بـِ…
in Malaysian mewasiatkan…
in French léguer…
in Russian завещать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…遺贈給…
in Italian lasciare in eredità…
in Turkish vasiyet etmek, vasiyetle bırakmak, miras bırakmak…
in Polish zapisywać (w testamencie), zostawiać w spadku…
in Spanish legar, ceder…
in Vietnamese để lại…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 把…遗赠给…
in Indonesian menghibahkan, mewariskan…
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