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in·debt·ed

 (ĭn-dĕt′ĭd)
adj.
1. Owing money, goods, or services to someone; in debt.
2. Morally or socially obligated to another; beholden.

[Middle English endetted, from Old French endette, past participle of endetter, to oblige : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + dette, debt; see debt.]

indebted

(ɪnˈdɛtɪd)
adj (postpositive)
1. owing gratitude for help, favours, etc; obligated
2. owing money

in•debt•ed

(ɪnˈdɛt ɪd)

adj.
1. obligated to repay money.
2. obligated for favors or kindness received.
[1175–1225; Middle English endetted < Old French endetté, past participle of endetter to involve in debt (see en-1, debt)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indebted - owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
2.indebted - under a legal obligation to someone
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"

indebted

adjective grateful, obliged, in debt, obligated, beholden, under an obligation I am deeply indebted to him for his help.

indebted

adjective
Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another:
Archaic: bounden.
Idiom: under obligation.
Translations
مَدين
zadluženýzavázaný
lekötelezett
sem stendur í òakkarskuld
parādā
zobowiązany
zaviazaný

indebted

[ɪnˈdetɪd] ADJ
1. (= owing money) → endeudado
to be (heavily) indebted (to sb)estar (muy) endeudado (con algn)
2. (= grateful) I am indebted to you for your helpestoy muy agradecido por su ayuda
we are greatly indebted to Shakespeare for his contribution to English literaturele debemos mucho a Shakespeare por su contribución a la literatura inglesa

indebted

[ɪnˈdɛtɪd] adj
[country, organization, person] → redevable
to be indebted to sb for sth (= owe a debt of gratitude) → être redevable à qn de qch

indebted

adj
(fig)verpflichtet; to be indebted to somebody for somethingjdm für etw (zu Dank) verpflichtet sein, für etw in jds Schuld (dat)stehen; he’s obviously greatly indebted to Matisse/Steinbecker hat offensichtlich Matisse/Steinbeck viel zu verdanken; thank you very much, I am most indebted to youvielen Dank, ich stehe zutiefst in Ihrer Schuld (geh)
(Fin) → verschuldet (to sb bei jdm); I was indebted to them for £3,000ich schuldete ihnen £ 3000, ich war bei ihnen mit £ 3000 verschuldet

indebted

[ɪnˈdɛtɪd] adj (fig) to be indebted to sb (for sth)essere molto obbligato/a a qn (per or di qc)

indebted

(inˈdetid) adjective
(with to) having reason to be grateful to. I am indebted to you for your help.
inˈdebtedness noun
References in classic literature ?
Hepzibah, at all events, was indebted to its subtile operation both in body and spirit; so much the more, as it inspired her with energy to get some breakfast, at which, still the better to keep up her courage, she allowed herself an extra spoonful in her infusion of black tea.
And as for my exact knowledge of the bones of the leviathan in their gigantic, full grown development, for that rare knowledge I am indebted to my late royal friend Tranquo, king of Tranque, one of the Arsacides.
For the ease with which I passed the year, I was, however, somewhat indebted to the society of my fellow-slaves.
John Knightley was she indebted for her first idea on the subject, for the first start of its possibility.
The day will close almost before you are aware it has begun; and you are indebted to no one for helping you to get rid of one vacant moment: you have had to seek no one's company, conversation, sympathy, forbearance; you have lived, in short, as an independent being ought to do.
Vanstone was entirely indebted to her husband and to her youngest daughter for all that she heard of the evening's entertainment.
I have already said, that for my prospering there, I am sensible I may be indebted to you, sir.
She gave my mother such a turn, that I have always been convinced I am indebted to Miss Betsey for having been born on a Friday.
To five little stone lozenges, each about a foot and a half long, which were arranged in a neat row beside their grave, and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine - who gave up trying to get a living, exceedingly early in that universal struggle - I am indebted for a belief I religiously entertained that they had all been born on their backs with their hands in their trousers-pockets, and had never taken them out in this state of existence.
It was partly to this vague fear that Marner was indebted for protecting him from the persecution that his singularities might have drawn upon him, but still more to the fact that, the old linen-weaver in the neighbouring parish of Tarley being dead, his handicraft made him a highly welcome settler to the richer housewives of the district, and even to the more provident cottagers, who had their little stock of yarn at the year's end.
and skill the author is indebted for a series of etchings, exhibiting
The other Queen for whom they retain a great veneration is Candace, whom they call Judith, and indeed if what they relate of her could be proved, there never was, amongst the most illustrious and beneficent sovereigns, any to whom their country was more indebted, for it is said that she being converted by Inda her eunuch, whom St.