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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INDEBT'ED, a. indet'ted.
1. Being in debt; having incurred a debt; held or obliged to pay. A is indebted to B; he is indebted in a large sum, or to a large amount.
2. Obliged by something received, for which restitution or gratitude is due. We are indebted in our parents for their care of us in infancy and youth. We are indebted to God for life. We are indebted to the christian religion for many of the advantages, and much of the refinement of modern times.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
2: under a legal obligation to someone

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English indetted, from Anglo-French endetté, past participle of endetter to run into debt, from en- + dette debt Date: 13th century 1. owing gratitude or recognition to another ; beholden 2. owing money

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (usu. foll. by to) 1 owing gratitude or obligation. 2 owing money. Derivatives: indebtedness n. Etymology: ME f. OF endetté past part. of endetter involve in debt (as EN-(1), detter f. dette DEBT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you say that you are indebted to someone for something, you mean that you are very grateful to them for something. I am deeply indebted to him for his help. ADJ: v-link ADJ to nindebtedness Mortimer recounted his indebtedness to her in his autobiography. N-UNCOUNT: usu N to n 2. Indebted countries, organizations, or people are ones that owe money to other countries, organizations, or people. America's treasury secretary identified the most heavily indebted countries. ADJ: usu ADJ nindebtedness The company has reduced its indebtedness to just $15 million. N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Owing, in debt. 2. Obliged, beholden, under obligation.

Moby Thesaurus

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


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