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    I don't know this word

    What is the verb for this action?
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    My father died many years ago. But before his death, we went to some special office (I don't know the name of such offices in English) together and he _________ all his property to me.
    I know leave and donate can be correct. But I am looking for another verb. For example, what happens when you sell your car? You sign a paper and ________.

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    Re: I don't know this word

    My father died many years ago. But before his death, we went to some special office (I don't know the name of such offices in English) together and he bequeathed all his property to me.

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    Re: I don't know this word

    Note that "bequeath" isn't appropriate when selling your car. It specifically means to promise something to someone else after your death.

    With a car, you "transfer ownership".

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    Re: I don't know this word

    [QUOTE=English4everyone;830742]What is the verb for this action?



    NOT A TEACHER


    Maybe "He deeded all of his (real estate) property to me.

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    Re: I don't know this word

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    What is the verb for this action?
    Example:
    My father died many years ago. But before his death, we went to some special office (I don't know the name of such offices in English) together and he _________ all his property to me.
    I know leave and donate can be correct. But I am looking for another verb. For example, what happens when you sell your car? You sign a paper and ________.
    You can also used "willed". "He willed his money to me."
    "Donate" isn't a good word for leaving money to relatives, but you could possibly use it for charities and organizations.

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