bequeath /bɪˈkwiːð/

b

I. verb [with obj.]

1. leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will

he bequeathed his art collection to the town.
2. pass (something) on or leave (something) to someone else

he ditched the unpopular policies bequeathed to him.
II. derivatives

1. bequeathal
noun


2. bequeather /bɪˈkwiːðə /
noun


– origin Old English becwethan, from be- ‘about’ (expressing transitivity) + cwethan ‘say’ (see quoth).

Add Comment

By Oxford

Oxford

Get in touch

Quickly communicate covalent niche markets for maintainable sources. Collaboratively harness resource sucking experiences whereas cost effective meta-services.