I owe them an apology.
An example to owe is to have a balance to pay on a credit card bill.
An example of to owe is wanting to send a thank you card to someone for a nice gift they gave you.
He owes me five dollars.
She still owes for the car.
Owed their riches to oil; owes her good health to diet and exercise.
You seem to owe your neighbors a grudge.
We owe the plumber for services rendered.
- To be right in doing something, because it is to one's advantage.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of owe
- Middle English owen from Old English āgan to possess aik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition