The verb bequeath is to leave an asset to a beneficiary by last will.

Synonyms are pass on, impart, transfer, or transmit.

The word origins from Old English becweðan meaning “to say, speak to, exhort, blame”, as well as “leave by will”. Original sense of “say, utter” which died out in the 13th century, leaving the word with only the legal sense of “transfer by legacy”.

He wrote his will last January, which stated that he will bequeath all his money and properties to his only daughter, Kendra.

All her paintings were bequeathed to the museum located in her hometown.

He bequeathed all his company shares to his son and donated $100,000 to his pledged charity.