Definition of indebted
1 : owing gratitude or recognition to another : beholden
2 : owing money
Examples of indebted in a Sentence
thereafter forever felt indebted to the producer for giving her her lucky break
Recent Examples of indebted from the Web
MANILA, Philippines — Police in the Philippines say the suspect behind the casino attack that left dozens dead was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.
The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the assault was not terrorism-related.
Philippine police say suspect in casino attack was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.
The governor's office has said Rauner vetoed the $215 million because it was not tied to broader changes to the state's highly indebted employee retirement system.
The survey found confidence up across sectors, from retail to industry, and in most countries, from powerhouse Germany through to heavily indebted Greece.
But the deep structural problems in China’s rust belt will increasingly mean a trade-off between a more indebted central government or more corporate bond-market disturbances.
The Luke Cage character, heavily indebted to blaxploitation heroes, first appeared in 1972—a moment when the mere existence of a black comic-book character was considered progressive.
At the time, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority rejected concerns that lifting the limit would make candidates more indebted to the biggest donors.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'indebted'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of indebted
Middle English indetted, from Anglo-French endetté, past participle of endetter to run into debt, from en- + dette debt
First Known Use: 13th century
INDEBTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indebted for English Language Learners
: owing something (such as money or thanks) to someone or something : in debt
INDEBTED Defined for Kids
Definition of indebted for Students
: being in debt : owing something I'm indebted to you for your kindness.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up indebted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).