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indebted at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indebted at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1386, "owing money," from O.Fr. endette, pp. of endetter "to involve in debt," from en- "in" + dette "debt" (see debt). Fig. sense of "under obligation for favors or services" first attested 1561. ///

indebted at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 be (deeply/greatly) indebted to sb: to be very grateful to someone for the help they have given you// --We are deeply indebted to Dr Allen and the rest of the hospital staff.//
2 owing money to someone: --the 17 most heavily indebted nations// -- indebtedness n [U] //

indebted at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "indebted":
beholden, bound, burdened with debt, deep in debt, duty-bound,
embarrassed, encumbered, in debt, in difficulties,
in embarrassed circumstances, in hock, in the hole, in the red,
insolvent, involved, liable, mortgaged, obligated, obliged, owing,
plunged in debt, responsible, tied up, unsound

indebted at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Debt): indebted, liable, in debt, insolvent, unpaid, unrewarded, owing.

indebted at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 ~ (to sb) (for sth) (formal) grateful to sb for helping you:
I am deeply indebted to my family for all their help.
2 (of countries, governments, etc.) owing money to other countries or organizations:
a list of the fifteen most heavily indebted nations
indebtedness noun [U]

Indebted at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indebted \In*debt"ed\, a.
1. Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment
or requital; beholden.

By owing, owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted
and discharged. --Milton.

2. Placed under obligation for something received, for which
restitution or gratitude is due; as, we are indebted to
our parents for their care of us in infancy; indebted to
friends for help and encouragement. --Cowper.

Indebt \In*debt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indebted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Indebting}.] [OE. endetten, F. endetter; pref. en- (L.
in) + F. dette debt. See {Debt}.]
To bring into debt; to place under obligation; -- chiefly
used in the participle indebted.

Thy fortune hath indebted thee to none. --Daniel.

indebted at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: under a legal obligation to someone [syn: {indebted(p)}]
2: owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors
etc [syn: {indebted(p)}]

indebted at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* endebted Inter: qualifier » obsolete


* Inter: audio » en-us-indebted.ogg|Audio (US)


  • Inter: past of » indebt


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: usually » with to Obligated, especially financially.
    1. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=October 15
    |author=Phil McNulty
    |title=Liverpool 1 - 1 Man Utd
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=And Ferguson was largely indebted to young keeper David de Gea, who has had his critics this season but made crucial saves to keep United in contention as they came under concerted pressure in the closing stages.


    * beholden
    • obliged


      Inter: trans-top » obligated to someone
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verschuldigd
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|endetté
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|zobowiązany|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|endividado
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dator, Inter: t- » ro|îndatorat

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cy » indebted
    Translation: et » indebted
    Translation: el » indebted
    Translation: fr » indebted
    Translation: ko » indebted
    Translation: io » indebted
    Translation: kn » indebted
    Translation: ku » indebted
    Translation: hu » indebted
    Translation: ml » indebted
    Translation: my » indebted
    Translation: pl » indebted
    Translation: sm » indebted
    Translation: ta » indebted
    Translation: te » indebted
    Translation: vi » indebted
    Translation: zh » indebted