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bequeath
American English: /bəˈkwið/
, /bəˈkwɪθ/
British English: /bɪˈkwiːð/

transitive verb

  • to bequeath something to somebodyto bequeath somebody something
    legarle algo a alguien
    customs bequeathed to us by our forebears
    costumbres que nos legaron nuestros antepasados
    Example sentences
    • Each region bequeaths its own brand of craft skills and the results are so variegated that the categories run into the hundreds.
    • Hurricane Katrina ‘is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.’
    • And he won't talk about the $4.6 trillion deficit he is bequeathing the nation or about wages.

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