Indebt In*debt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indebted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indebting}.] [OE. endetten, F. endetter; pref. en- (L. in) + F. dette debt. See {Debt}.] To bring into debt; to place under obligation; -- chiefly used in the participle indebted. [1913 Webster]

Thy fortune hath indebted thee to none. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Indebted — In*debt ed, a. 1. Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden. [1913 Webster] By owing, owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted and discharged. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Placed under obligation for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indebted — in‧debt‧ed [ɪnˈdetd] adjective FINANCE owing money to someone: • Reports indicate that indebted consumers have cut their monthly borrowings by over 25%. * * * indebted UK US /ɪnˈdetɪd/ adjective ► owing money: »He campaigned for debt relief for… …   Financial and business terms

  • indebted — I adjective beholden, bound, bounden, devoted, encumbered, in arrears, in debt, legally obliged to repay, obaeratus, obligated, obligatus, obliged, owing, short of funds, thankful, unable to pay, under obligation associated concepts: involuntary… …   Law dictionary

  • indebted — (adj.) late 14c., endetted owing money, pp. of endetten to indebt, oblige, from O.Fr. endetter to involve in debt, from en in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + dette debt (see DEBT (Cf. debt)). Figurative sense of …   Etymology dictionary

  • indebted — [adj] under an obligation accountable, answerable for, appreciative, beholden, bound, bounden, chargeable, duty bound, grateful, honor bound, hooked*, in debt, in hock*, liable, obligated, obliged, owed, owing, responsible, thankful; concepts 334 …   New thesaurus

  • indebted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ owing money or gratitude. DERIVATIVES indebtedness noun. ORIGIN from Old French endetter involve in debt …   English terms dictionary

  • indebted — [in det′id] adj. [ME endetted < OFr endeté, pp. of endetter < en (L in ) + dette: see DEBT] 1. in debt or under legal obligation to repay something received 2. owing gratitude, as for a favor received …   English World dictionary

  • indebted — adj. 1 feeling grateful to sb VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ deeply, greatly, much, profoundly …   Collocations dictionary

  • indebted — adj. 1) deeply indebted 2) (cannot stand alone) indebted for; to (we are indebted to her for her help) * * * [ɪn detɪd] to (we are indebted to her for her help) (cannot stand alone) indebted for deeplyindebted …   Combinatory dictionary

  • indebted — [[t]ɪnde̱tɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ to n If you say that you are indebted to someone for something, you mean that you are very grateful to them for something. I am deeply indebted to him for his help. Derived words: indebtedness N UNCOUNT …   English dictionary

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