owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to

Definition of owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to

:to have a good reason to be very grateful to (someone)
  • The whole town owes a debt of gratitude to the people who organized the parade.

Word by Word Definitions

owe play
  1. : possess, own

  2. : to have or bear (an emotion or attitude) to someone or something

  3. : to be under obligation to pay or repay in return for something received : be indebted in the sum of

debt play
  1. : sin, trespass

  2. : something owed : obligation

  3. : a state of being under obligation to pay or repay someone or something in return for something received : a state of owing

gratitude play
  1. : the state of being grateful : thankfulness

thanks play
  1. : kindly or grateful thoughts : gratitude

  2. : an expression of gratitude


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