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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. leave or give by will after one's death;
- Example: "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"
- Example: "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
[syn: bequeath, will, leave]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bequeath \Be*queath"\ (b[-e]*kw[=e][th]"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bequeathed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bequeathing.] [OE. biquethen, AS. becwe[eth]an to say, affirm, bequeath; pref. be- + cwe[eth]an to say, speak. See Quoth.] 1. To give or leave by will; to give by testament; -- said especially of personal property. [1913 Webster] My heritage, which my dead father did bequeath to me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To hand down; to transmit. [1913 Webster] To bequeath posterity somewhat to remember it. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 3. To give; to offer; to commit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To whom, with all submission, on my knee I do bequeath my faithful services And true subjection everlastingly. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To Bequeath, Devise. Usage: Both these words denote the giving or disposing of property by will. Devise, in legal usage, is property used to denote a gift by will of real property, and he to whom it is given is called the devisee. Bequeath is properly applied to a gift by will or legacy; i. e., of personal property; the gift is called a legacy, and he who receives it is called a legatee. In popular usage the word bequeath is sometimes enlarged so as to embrace devise; and it is sometimes so construed by courts. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bequeath v 1: leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate" [syn: bequeath, will, leave] [ant: disinherit, disown]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "bequeath": abalienate, add a codicil, alien, alienate, amortize, assign, barter, cede, confer, consign, convey, deed, deed over, deliver, demise, devise, devolve upon, enfeoff, entail, exchange, execute a will, give, give title to, hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, leave, legate, make a bequest, make a will, make over, negotiate, pass, pass on, pass over, sell, settle, settle on, sign away, sign over, surrender, trade, transfer, transmit, turn over, will, will and bequeath, will to