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
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.
The series, which ran on NBC and in ubiquitous syndication through the 1990s, bequeathed a rich legacy of wet-suit fashion, Jet Ski safety and sunscreen awareness.
Weapons technology tore the Continent to shreds, bequeathing a legacy of social conservatism that mystifies those without direct experience of the carpet bombing of civilians or occupation.
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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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