Examples of bequeath in a Sentence
He bequeathed his paintings to the museum.
Lessons of the past are bequeathed to future generations.
Recent Examples of bequeath from the Web
Mr. Law and activists from his Demosisto political party and other groups have targeted a giant flower sculpture bequeathed by Beijing in 1997 that is popular with mainland tourists.
Around two dozen protesters marched on Golden Bauhinia Square -- the site of a large gold statue of a Bauhinia flower bequeathed to the city by Beijing -- at 5:30 p.m. as crowds of bemused tourists watched.
Three years ago, Jackson bequeathed to Anthony a sea anchor of a contract, replete with a no-trade clause.
Prime Minister Lee says he was bequeathed the property by his father and sold it to his younger brother, donating the unspecified proceeds to charity.
Fry also bequeathed another skill even more rare among Ansel’s demographic.
The lackluster new incarnation, starring Tom Cruise as a wisecracking Army sergeant who loots antiquities from Iraqi war zones, is a generic summer time-killer that, alas, is positioned to bequeath sequels into the foreseeable future.
Regents' dinners are a tradition going back decades using private funds bequeathed to the university, UC spokeswoman Dianne Klein said.
The legacy Bertrand bequeathed to her daughter lives on in full force both in Jolie’s life and in the lives of her kids.
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BEQUEATH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bequeath for English Language Learners
: to say in a will that (your property) will be given to (a person or organization) after you die
: to give (ideas, knowledge, etc.) to (younger people) as part of their history
BEQUEATH Defined for Kids
Definition of bequeath for Students
1 : to give or leave by means of a will I bequeath this ring to my sister.
2 : to hand down These stories were bequeathed to us by our ancestors.
Origin and Etymology of bequeath
Old English becwethan to speak to, address, leave by will, from be- to, about + cwethan to say
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