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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 ?
Catherine will be amply provided for, and not, like my Frederica, indebted to a fortunate establishment for the comforts of life.
In the matter of Treason the pig would appear To have aided, but scarcely abetted: While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear, If you grant the plea 'never indebted.
The commonest utterances of the commonest citizens in the time of the Colour Revolt seem to have been suffused with a richer tinge of word or thought; and to that era we are even now indebted for our finest poetry and for whatever rhythm still remains in the more scientific utterance of these modern days.
Now, how much I am indebted to you I realised when you told me that you were spending for my benefit the sum which you are always reported to have laid by at your bankers; but, now that I have learnED that you never possessed such a fund, but that, on hearing of my destitute plight, and being moved by it, you decided to spend upon me the whole of your salary--even to forestall it--and when I had fallen ill, actually to sell your clothes--when I learnED all this I found myself placed in the harassing position of not knowing how to accept it all, nor what to think of it.
Irving, who acted as my pioneer, and to whom I am greatly indebted for smoothing my path and lightening my labors.
But when a prince declares himself gallantly in favour of one side, if the party with whom he allies himself conquers, although the victor may be powerful and may have him at his mercy, yet he is indebted to him, and there is established a bond of amity; and men are never so shameless as to become a monument of ingratitude by oppressing you.
And for the inspiration of this high constancy they were indebted to Lord Nelson alone.
Nicholas felt himself irredeemably indebted to Sonya for all she was doing for his mother and greatly admired her patience and devotion, but tried to keep aloof from her.
The extent to which Aristotle or the Aristotelian school were indebted to him in the Politics has been little recognized, and the recognition is the more necessary because it is not made by Aristotle himself.
Still discomposed with the idea that his brother, so much injured, and to whom he was so much indebted, had suddenly arrived in his native kingdom, even the distinctions pointed out by Fitzurse did not altogether remove the Prince's apprehensions; and while, with a short and embarrassed eulogy upon his valour, he caused to be delivered to him the war-horse assigned as the prize, he trembled lest from the barred visor of the mailed form before him, an answer might be returned, in the deep and awful accents of Richard the Lion-hearted.
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.
John Knightley was she indebted for her first idea on the subject, for the first start of its possibility.