Indebted meaning

ĭn-dĕt'ĭd
The definition of indebted is that you owe money or favors to someone.

When your friend helps you to get your job, this is an example of when you may feel indebted to him.

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Owing money, goods, or services to someone; in debt.
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Morally or socially obligated to another; beholden.
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In debt or under legal obligation to repay something received.
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Owing gratitude, as for a favor received.
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Simple past tense and past participle of indebt.
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(usually with to) Obligated, especially financially.
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Origin of indebted

  • Middle English endetted from Old French endette past participle of endetter to oblige en- causative pref. en–1 dette debt debt
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition