indebted

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adjective in·debt·ed \in-ˈde-təd\

Definition of indebted

  1. 1 :  owing gratitude or recognition to another :  beholden

  2. 2 :  owing money

Examples of indebted in a sentence

  1. <thereafter forever felt indebted to the producer for giving her her lucky break>

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

indebted

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adjective in·debt·ed \in-ˈde-təd\

Definition of indebted for English Language Learners

  • : owing something (such as money or thanks) to someone or something : in debt


INDEBTED Defined for Kids

indebted

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adjective in·debt·ed \in-ˈde-təd\

Definition of indebted for Students

  1. :  being in debt :  owing something <I'm indebted to you for your kindness.>

indebtedness

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