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Synonyms for bequest
bɪˈkwɛstbe·quest

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  1. bequestnoun

    Synonyms:
    donation, legacy, gift

  2. bequestnoun

    The act of bequeathing or leaving by will.

    Synonyms:
    gift, donation, legacy

  3. bequestnoun

    The transfer of property upon the owner's death according to the will of the deceased.

    Synonyms:
    legacy, gift, donation

  4. bequestnoun

    That which is left by will; a legacy.

    Synonyms:
    gift, legacy, donation

  5. bequestnoun

    That which has been handed down or transmitted.

    Synonyms:
    gift, donation, legacy

  6. bequestnoun

    A person's inheritance; an amount of property given by will.

    Synonyms:
    donation, gift, legacy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bequest

    A gift is in the popular, and also in the legal sense that which is voluntarily bestowed without expectation of return or compensation. Gift is now almost always used in the good sense, bribe always in the evil sense to signify payment for a dishonorable service under the semblance of a gift. In Scriptural language gift is often used for bribe. "The king by judgment establisheth the land; but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it." Prov. xxix, 4. A benefaction is a charitable gift, generally of large amount, and viewed as of enduring value, as an endowment for a college. A donation is something, perhaps of great, never of trivial value, given usually on some public ground, as to a cause or to a person representing a cause, but not necessarily of value beyond the immediate present; as, a donation to a pastor. A gratuity is usually something of moderate value and is always given as to an inferior, and as of favor, not of right; as, a gratuity to a waiter. Largess is archaic for a bountiful gratuity, usually to be distributed among many, as among the heralds at ancient tournaments. A present is a gift of friendship, or conciliation, and given as to an equal or a superior; no one's pride is hurt by accepting what is viewed as strictly a present. A boon is a gift that has been desired or craved or perhaps asked, or something freely given that meets some great desire. A grant is commonly considerable in amount and given by public authority; as, a grant of public lands for a college.

    Synonyms:
    benefaction, boon, bounty, bribe, donation, gift, grant, gratuity, largess, present

    Antonyms:
    compensation, earnings, guerdon, penalty, remuneration, wages

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bequest, legacynoun

    (law) a gift of personal property by will

    Synonyms:
    legacy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bequestnoun

    Synonyms:
    legacy, devise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bequestnoun

    Synonyms:
    legacy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bequest":

    bequests, legacy, legacies

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How to use bequest in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.


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