An example of bequeath is writing a will that leaves your home to your child.
An example of bequeath is giving someone a family heirloom.
Bequeathed to their children a respect for hard work.
He bequeathed his talent to his son.
Origin of bequeath
- Middle English biquethen from Old English becwethan be- be- cwethan to say gwet- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English bequethen, from Old English becweþan (“to say, to speak to, address, exhort, admonish, blame, bequeath, leave by will”), equivalent to be- + quethe.