Bequest and Gift


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Bequest noun – Something that is or may be inherited.
Usage example: left small bequests to all of her nieces and nephews

Gift is a synonym for bequest in legacy topic. In some cases you can use "Gift" instead a noun "Bequest", when it comes to topics like thing, donation, something given in will.
Synonyms for Bequest


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Gift noun – Something given to someone without expectation of a return.
Usage example: gave him an unusual birthday gift

Bequest is a synonym for gift in thing topic. You can use "Bequest" instead a noun "Gift", if it concerns topics such as present, donation, for no recompense.
Nearby Words: gifted, gifting
Synonyms for Gift

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generous generous bequest generous gift
actual actual bequest actual gift
mysterious mysterious bequest mysterious gift
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