indebted Definition

  • 1owing money or gratitude to someone
  • 2morally or legally obliged to do something

Using indebted: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "indebted" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I am indebted to you for your help.

  • Example

    He felt indebted to his parents for their support.

  • Example

    The company is heavily indebted and struggling to pay its debts.

indebted Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with indebted

  • feeling grateful or obligated to someone for something they have done


    I am indebted to my teacher for inspiring me to pursue my dreams.

  • feeling a strong sense of gratitude or obligation towards someone


    I am deeply indebted to my friend for helping me through a difficult time.

  • owing money to someone or some organization


    The company is financially indebted to its creditors and is struggling to stay afloat.

Origins of indebted

from Old French 'endetter', meaning 'to involve in debt'


Summary: indebted in Brief

'Indebted' [ɪnˈdɛtɪd] means owing money or gratitude to someone, or being morally or legally obliged to do something. It can be used to express a sense of obligation or gratitude, as in 'I am indebted to you for your help.' The phrase 'indebted to' is commonly used to express gratitude or obligation, while 'financially indebted' refers specifically to owing money.

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