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1. bequeath

verb. ['bɪˈkwiːθ'] leave or give by will after one's death.

Synonyms

  • impart
  • devise
  • give
  • gift
  • leave behind
  • pass on
  • leave
  • fee-tail
  • remember
  • entail
  • present

Antonyms

  • deny
  • withdraw
  • take
  • borrow

Etymology

  • bequethen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • becweþan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Bequeath

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  • beneath
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  • paeth
  • meath
  • leith
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  • keith
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  • keath
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  • gaeth
  • faeth

Example sentences of the word bequeath


1. Verb, base form
For example, you may bequeath your jewelry to your sister and your vehicle to your son.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you bequeath the property in a will, your husband will inherit it.

Quotes containing the word bequeath


1. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I loveIf you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.You will hardly know who I am or what I meanBut I shall be good health to you nonethelessAnd filter and fibre your blood.
- Walt Whitman

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