Behold Be*hold", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beheld(p. p. formerly Beholden, now used only as a p. a.); p. pr. & vb. n. Beholding.] [OE. bihalden, biholden, AS. behealdan to hold, have in sight; pref. be- + healdan to hold, keep; akin to G. behalten to hold, keep. See Hold.] To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes. When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. --Num. xxi. 9. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John. i. 29. Syn: To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern.
If you are beholden to someone, you are in debt to them in some way or you feel that you have a duty to them because they have helped you. We feel really beholden to them for what they've done.ADJ: v-link ADJ to n
acknowledging, appreciative, beholden to, bound, bounden, bounden to, cognizant of, committed, crediting, duty-bound, grateful, in debt, in duty bound, indebted, indebted to, much obliged, obligate, obligated, obliged, obliged to, pledged, saddled, sensible, thankful, tied, under obligation