(Be*pinch") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bepinched ] To pinch, or mark with pinches. Chapman.

(Be*plas"ter) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beplastered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Beplastering.] To plaster over; to cover or smear thickly; to bedaub.

Beplastered with rouge.

(Be*plumed") a. Decked with feathers.

(Be*pom"mel) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bepommeled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bepommeling.] To pommel; to beat, as with a stick; figuratively, to assail or criticise in conversation, or in writing. Thackeray.

(Be*pow"der) v. t. To sprinkle or cover with powder; to powder.

(Be*praise") v. t. To praise greatly or extravagantly. Goldsmith.

(Be*prose") v. t. To reduce to prose. [R.] "To beprose all rhyme." Mallet.

(Be*puffed") a. Puffed; praised. Carlyle.

(Be*pur"ple) v. t. To tinge or dye with a purple color.

(Be*queath") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bequeathed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bequeathing.] [OE. biquethen, AS. becweðan to say, affirm, bequeath; pref. be- + cweðan to say, speak. See Quoth.]

1. To give or leave by will; to give by testament; — said especially of personal property.

My heritage, which my dead father did bequeath to me.

2. To hand down; to transmit.

To bequeath posterity somewhat to remember it.

3. To give; to offer; to commit. [Obs.]

To whom, with all submission, on my knee
I do bequeath my faithful services
And true subjection everlastingly.

Syn. — To Bequeath, Devise. Both these words denote the giving or disposing of property by will. Devise, in legal usage, is property used to denote a gift by will of real property, and he to whom it is given is called the devisee. Bequeath is properly applied to a gift by will or legacy; i. e., of personal property; the gift is called a legacy, and he who receives it is called a legatee. In popular usage the word bequeath is sometimes enlarged so as to embrace devise; and it is sometimes so construed by courts.

(Be*queath"a*ble) a. Capable of being bequeathed.

(Be*queath"al) n. The act of bequeathing; bequeathment; bequest. Fuller.

(Be*queath"ment) n. The act of bequeathing, or the state of being bequeathed; a bequest.

(Be*quest") n. [OE. biquest, corrupted fr. bequide; pref. be- + AS. cwide a saying, becweðan to bequeath. The ending -est is probably due to confusion with quest. See Bequeath, Quest.]

1. The act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B.

2. That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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